A Series of Jazz Portraits in Progress
This is the first in a follow up on my JAZZ series of illustrations from 2012. It felt good to switch gears and work on graphic portraits again.
I had to do a portrait of Billie Holiday this summer. If any singer sizzles like a hot summer day its Billie.
This is the first of two portraits of Wynton. He has such a round face and soft features that it was hard to get a view of him where the light dramatically defined his likeness. This illustration shows him somewhat younger. I wanted the portrait to fit well with the series so choosing the right image to work with is important.
Just finished another portrait in my jazz series. This dramatic view of Ornette Coleman was too good to pass up as a subject.