With some actors I choose to create them in the character that made them iconic. I work from many photos and videos that I mash together and then warp to create each portrait. They are then transferred onto, a minimum, 140 lb weight paper or board. Most are 18 by 24 inches, a few are larger. All are rendered using dozens of different types and size ink pens. I take pride in my line of work and I’m always pushing myself. I draw all of the time and average about 1 Icon every 2 days.
The backgrounds for many are designed as I go, in most cases, and heavily influenced by my love of pop art. From time to time I will use ink stamping if it fits the subject. The pieces are meant to be viewed initially at about 15 feet away but I then encourage a closer look at the details.
I’ve also created a few pieces of animals. These are Icons of the animal world.
Some call these Icons caricatures but they are my way of doing portraits.