Category Archives: hedcut

Pen and Ink Stipple Portrait (Hedcut) of Donald Trump

Because my work is usually so precise and detailed, sometimes I like to loosen myself up with a Life-Drawing class now and then. A while back I spent a day sketching a young woman who posed for us while breast-feeding her child. … 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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WSJ Hedcut Portraits of Dwayne Johnson and Johnny Depp

A couple of heavily promoted blockbuster-hopefuls opened over the Memorial Day weekend: Baywatch and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Frankly, I have zero interest in seeing either one of ’em, but I suspect they’ll both be … 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 and Ink Stipple Portrait of Amy Adams

This past week I’ve noticed that people in my life are posting lots of pictures and videos of cute puppies and kittens – in an effort to get our minds off the election results. Anything to bring a much needed … 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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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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My WSJ Portrait of Peter Dinklage

Okay, at the risk of alienating some of my friends and family – not to mention readers of this blog – I will admit that I don’t watch “Game of Thrones”. I’ve never even paid attention to its commercials or … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal Hedcuts of Philip Seymour Hoffman

My most recent posting commemorated the life and career of Actor, Peter O’Toole who died in mid-December. I wish I weren’t in the position to repeat myself here, but another wonderful actor has died…one that I had the opportunity to … Continue reading

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