Thursday, July 28, 2011

Dolly for Washington Post Express

I was recently contacted by art director Adam Griffiths to illustrate a full page portrait of Dolly Parton for the Washington Post Express. This is the first illustration I've done specifically for them and the experience was great. I've been fortunate lately with some really fun jobs and this one was no exception. Adam gave me a lot of freedom to go nuts with the hair. I'm also posting some alternate versions along with the 2 original sketches.



8 comments:

The Painting Queen said...

Oh what fun! She looks fantastic. You really captured her! I also like the one with the guitar. Great job!

Marcelo Baez said...

Great likeness! And I love the juicy colours!!

alex fine illustration said...

Thank you both!! It's easy when you have great art directors!

Marcos Chin said...

cool portrait...! so jealous... i love dolly parton...

alex fine illustration said...

Thanks Marcos! I love Dolly too and this was more fun than I could have imagined. As long as inking hair is involved I'm sold : )

BTW I'm not sure if I said so earlier but the illustration you did of the flying monkeys and Dorothy was incredible!

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Dominic Bugatto said...

Great piece, you must have had a 'hairgasm' doing this one ;-)

alex fine illustration said...

Haha it was a pretty awesome feeling drawing this much hair! I need to look for more of these assignments!