I was recently commissioned to create 7 portrait illustrations and 1 group illustration for The Hollywood Reporter Magazine to accompany their animation roundtable article.
Using painterly textures is something I have done a fair bit in the past with various sports illustration projects, and generally the original athlete photo's already have alot of energy to them. This challenge was interesting as I had to create energy from what were very static portrait photo's. The addition of illustrative nature elements really helped tie it into the theme and the original forest backdrop. I had a blast on these as it was something a little different to the usual painterly sports illustration i've done in the past.
You can check out the whole project over here.