Category Archives: Hecuts

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 Wall Street Journal Hedcut of Peter O’Toole

I was very sorry to hear of Peter O’Toole’s passing on Sunday. I always thought he was a pretty fun and surprising actor. Lawrence of Arabia – probably his most celebrated film – was a bit before my time. I’d … Continue reading

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Pen & Ink Stipple Portrait of Michael J. Fox

“The Michael J. Fox Show” premieres tomorrow night on NBC. Guess I’ll have to record it…Thursday is my bowling night! Twenty-five years ago, I was commissioned to create a portrait of Fox for Universal Studios. I honestly don’t recall what … Continue reading

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My Two WSJ Hedcuts of Forest Whitaker

I saw the film, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey this past weekend and enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would (the previews made me roll my eyes a bit, particularly when I … Continue reading

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Pen & Ink Stipple Portraits for “Feed the Pig” Campaign

This summer I had a blast working on a new project with the creative folks at KSB+Partners. I created pen & ink stipple portraits to be featured in five new ads – billboards, bus benches and print – for a … Continue reading

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My WSJ Hedcuts from “Monsters, Inc.”

I always get pretty excited when a new film from Pixar is released so I won’t be surprised if “Monsters University” becomes part of my plans this weekend. Amazingly, “Monsters, Inc.” is already a dozen years old! When it was … Continue reading

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Half-Done WSJ Hedcuts of Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow

With “Iron Man 3” opening in the U.S. this coming weekend, posting the hedcut I created for The Wall Street Journal of Robert Downey Jr. as the superhero seemed like a no-brainer…except I already did that about a year ago … Continue reading

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WSJ Hedcuts of Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman

As a portrait artist, I am often perplexed as to why sometimes it’s really easy to capture a particular individual’s likeness and then – almost impossible to master another. I’ve created seven hedcuts of Tom Cruise for The Wall Street … Continue reading

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Pen & Ink Stipple Portrait of the Cowardly Lion

Back in 1986, Turner Entertainment purchased MGM’s film library including the 1939 classic, “The Wizard of Oz”. Several years later – to coincide with its first telecast on their own cable channel TNT – I was commissioned to create pen … Continue reading

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WSJ Hedcut Portrait of Ben Affleck

Early this past December, weeks before several obvious Oscar contenders (“Zero Dark Thirty”, “Les Miserables”, “Django Unchained”) were even released in theaters – I bet a friend that “Argo” would win the Academy Award for best film. We wagered a … Continue reading

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