Nov 30, 2009
Dwarves 2, New Yorker
Some more exploratory Dwarves for The Hobbit project. Still not quite there, but definitely getting closer!
I decided in maybe the second drawing I did that the majority of dwarves would have unibrows. It just seemed obvious.
A couple weeks ago I got a call from Max Bode from the New Yorker to do a small portrait of Michael Bennett for the upcoming issue. Bennett was the original director of the first Broadway run of Dreamgirls back in 1981.
This posed a couple of challenges. First, I've never really done any portraits, and they are difficult. Second, this was the tiniest drawing ever: the final prints at 2 inches by 1.5 inches, so there was really no room to play around.
Here is the final and a few other color options I sent in.