Wednesday, May 04, 2016

The New Yorker: Kanye West



I had fun with this one.  I was assigned to do a portrait of Kanye West for the New Yorker, to accompany a review of his album "The Life of Pablo".  As I was given a lot of freedom for this, I thought it'd be nice to paint it up traditionally on paper.   It's always nice when I get the chance to paint something with this much freedom.

The art here was drawn on paper and painted with gouache and ink with some colour manipulation and tweaking in photoshop.

3 comments:

comicsudp said...

Nice one Michael ! love your work! all the best, Olivier Balez

Abbiyaahwu said...

Beautiful work Brother...

Btw... It was a delightful treat running into you on Thanks Giving day...
Hopefully we will get a chance to hang out soon...

If you take you're son out for a walk at between 7am-9am you'll probably find me in the park doing my morning workouts.

Be well King.

Namaste <3

You friend always
~Abbz

Michael Cho said...

Thanks, pal! Great seeing you in the park too. Hope you're keeping well. If you see me at the park between 7am and 9am, that probably means I haven't gone to bed yet ;)