Here's Mr Putin, for the cover of The New Statesman.
Vlad has a great face to paint. Reminds me of sketching in the reptile house at Dublin zoo when I was a student. I studied at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin and left with a diploma in Fine Art and a degree in Rolling Cigarettes with One Hand While Cycling, but that's another story.
Below is the illustration as it appeared on the cover. Well, nearly. I trust the subheadings were made a little more informative after I received this file.