Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Kind of Blue....ish



This week Joe Macleod at the City Paper asked me to illustrate a "Kind of Blue" era Miles Davis. I prefer drawing older, more haggard versions of people but I couldn't decide to go scary Miles or cool Miles so I did both. Sometimes sketches aren't enough and you just have to do 2 finals. The top illustration was chosen but I still kind of prefer scary Miles haha. It also ended up printing black and white so I thing a graphite realist portrait might have been good too. I'll post the thumbnails for this later because they are pretty funny to look at.

9 comments:

SEILER said...

Hey, both are done very well . . . I prefer the second one as well, but I can see why they went with the top version . . . fantastic work Alex!

alex fine illustration said...

Thanks Jason, sometimes I can't decide and leave it to the art director. I think the one they chose was probably better suited for the article but I prefer the portrait as well.

polaroidpanic said...

I don't know the first has a strange spookiness i like both of course both are great.

Fred Stesney said...

I vote for scary Miles because that's who he was. Wouldn't want to share a car to the airport with him.

alex fine illustration said...

Thanks Callan and Fred! Miles was definitely a scary looking guy.

thomas pitilli said...

That's pretty awesome that you gave the AD two finals to choose from. Great job, I dig 'em both!

Nori Tominaga said...

great work mate

alex fine illustration said...

Thanks Tom and Nori. I get indecisive sometimes and just have to draw 2 finished illos.

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