Category Archives: Drawing

Pen & Ink Stipple Portrait of Saint John Paul II

The Pope John Paul II Cultural Center opened in March, 2001, in Washington, DC. Originally conceived as a Catholic think tank and museum, a newly constructed permanent exhibit called The Gift of Love: the Life of Saint John Paul II … Continue reading

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Watercolor Portraits for THE STREET

This morning’s announcement that Trump has chosen Larry Kudlow (ugh!) to replace Gary Cohn as the White House’s top economic adviser inspired me to rummage through my files to see if I’d ever created a portrait of him…and – I … Continue reading

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Portraits for AT&T’s Corporate Headquarters in Dallas

  After his invention of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell founded Bell Telephone Company in 1882, which (to make a long story short) later became American Telephone and Telegraph Company – or AT&T. Today, their corporate headquarters are in Dallas, … Continue reading

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New Pen & Ink Portraits of Xi Jinping, Jack Ma and Steve Jobs

I often use this space to share hedcuts of celebrities that I’ve created for The Wall Street Journal over the years – usually coinciding with a new film opening. It’s been a while since I’ve posted a recent effort, so here are … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal Hedcuts of Samuel L. Jackson…and Kong

Kong: Skull Island opens in theaters today and I actually got tickets to see it over the weekend! One of its stars also happens to be one of my favorite actors – Samuel L. Jackson. I had the opportunity to create … Continue reading

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Pen & Ink Stipple Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

The first season of Peter Morgan’s “The Crown” premieres tonight on Netflix, and I can’t wait! Morgan wrote the film “The Queen” and the play “The Audience” – both featuring Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, and I loved both! … Continue reading

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My contribution to “Batman Black and White: The Sketch Covers”

A couple of years ago, my pal – Writer/Designer extraordinaire – Chip Kidd, created a short story for DC Comics’ limited series, Batman: Black and White. This particular collector’s edition was wrapped in a mostly blank white cover (with text … Continue reading

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Pen & Ink Portraits for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History

Last year, I was commissioned by the Smithsonian Museum of American History to create a series of portraits for their new permanent exhibit, “American Enterprise”. A sampling of these drawings is featured above. American Enterprise chronicles the tumultuous interaction of … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day

Back in the late nineties, when times were a bit lean for many of us illustrators, I spent some of my “free” time beefing up my portfolio with new images – hoping to broaden my range a bit. Although I … Continue reading

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Watercolor Portrait of Eurythmics – Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart

Back in 1985, I was commissioned by Rolling Stone Magazine to create a watercolor portrait of Eurythmics – Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart. Their fifth studio album, “Be Yourself Tonight,” was released that year to great reviews and popularity. I … Continue reading

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