I've recently been commissioned to do two illustrations for Manhattan Commons magazine. I have to do a cover and an inside piece. The article talks a lot about how the accomplishments of the first 100 days of the Obama administration were obscured by attempts at bipartisanship that the author sees as futile. I decided to focus on that. The hands and commotion surrounding the President will be painted red and blue, representing the left and right respectively. Obviously, there's a lot more process work -- these were just the polished ones I sent to the art director. I'll put up some more process work and final painting as they come. The first sketch (labeled sketch number 3) was approved for the inside illustration. The last one (labeled sketch number one) was approved for the cover of the publication.
Posted by Danny Schwartz