Monday, October 11, 2010

Elton John & Leon Russell for cover of L.A. Times

I received a call from the L.A. Times a week ago last Thursday. It was a little before 7:00 p.m. and they asked if I was available to illustrate Leon Russell and Elton John for the cover of their Arts and Books section. The image would run October 10th. I answered with a very loud and excited YES! Sketches were due the next day on Friday. Upon approval, I began creating the final image. They requested a pen and ink style similar to a Willie Nelson portrait that I had created and they referenced. In addition to executing the final image in pen and ink, I wanted to experiment with bringing in a small and limited amount of collage. I am very pleased with the end result as were they. Collage, pen and ink and mixed media.


wsmith11 said...

Excellent work and congrats on the cover!

Chelsea Kirchoff said...

Frick, Wayne! That's so awesome! I'm happy for you! It turned out incredibly!

Isabelle said...

Super nice illustration! I really like how you are adding your collage to the drawings you do. Congrats, always cool to do a cover!!