One of the great things about being self-employed, is that when you get a break between jobs you can do whatever projects you like. This time I chose to pick up a pen and do some good old fashioned drawing.
Now, I'm not even American, but I still find Barack Obama's "polarizing effect" on the world inrigueing subject matter for a portrait. This is not the same man the world rallied behind. The one who promised Change. Things have changed. You can see it in his eyes.
I always approach editorial illustrations with thoughtfulness and craftsmanship.
I'm not going to lie, it has been a while since I picked up a pen for anything more than signing a Visa bill at Chucky Cheese. So this opportunity gave me a chance to feel like an artist again. I enjoyed creating it.
This image is not politically motivated. Only artistically.
* Measure it as such.