[11 x 14" - blue pencil, brush & technical pen, COPIC marker on 300lb. bristol board]
It was a HUGE honor for me to do his image for BEN TEMPLESMITH - who proclaimed upon asking me for the above drawing, "I've never had someone do a commission for me before. This will be my first!"
If you don't know who Ben is, a quick run down: He's a formidable illustrator, a creator of the highest degree, and looks most dapper in his three piece suits. Visit the link above for more proof.
It is to say that as a whole, he is an intimidating individual on multiple fronts. And now... I had to draw for him. I don't mind telling you, it made for a very long Saturday night which turned into a Sunday morning trying to come up with the concept. I just hope that he's happy with the results.
PS - If I've turned Ben off from ever getting any other commissions from fellow professionals in the future because I did such a piss-poor job with this image which popped his proverbial commissions cherry (and now he's completely allergic to the idea of ever doing it again because of the whole ordeal), I sincerely apologize for f*cking it up for everyone else. Really, really sorry.