• Part of my job at the Wall Street Journal is training new illustrators in the hedcut technique. It has been developed at the paper and kept alive by only a handful of us who had a privilege of learning the tricks of the trade. Mastering the hedcut technique is just one aspect of this illustration style. Capturing the likeness of the subject is ultimately more important, which is best shown with celebrity portraits.
    Most of my portraits are done as spot illustration accompanying newspaper articles or as requested by my clients for various projects. I usually don't pick my subjects and I'm given clear rights or permission for use of reference photographs I base my portraits on.
  • Michael Douglas
  • Janis Joplin
  • Alan Greenspan
  • ?uestlove
  • Penn and Teller
  • Alicia Keys                                                                                                Kenneth Cole
  • Cynthia McFadden                                                                     Arianna Huffington
  • President  Barack Obama
     
  • Pink Eyes
  • Top row: Steve Jobs, Kelly Ripa, Hamid Karzai        Bottom row: Sting, Rupert Murdoch, Hilary Clinton
  • Tommy Hilfiger                                                                                     David Lynch
  • Cynthia Rowley                                                                      Salvatore Ferragamo
  • Christiane Amanpour                                                                                     Lesley Stahl
  • John Leguizamo
  • Benicio del Toro
  • Top row: Susan Sarandon, Johan Santana, Petra Nemcova        Bottom row: Alec Baldwin, Russell Simmons, Mary J. Blige
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Cindy Crawford                                                                             Karl Lagerfeld
  • Top row: Jon Huntsman, Larry Page, Daryl Hannah                  Bottom row: Conan O'Brien, Michael Bloomberg, Bill Maher
  • Grumpy Cat, real name Tardar Sauce
  • Bear Grylls                                                                                            John Waters
  • Mindy Kaling                                                                                Christopher Guest
  • Miss Piggy
  • Adam Savage                                                                   Hugh Hefner