I have a riddle for you.
What do Amir Kahn, a bowl of oats and a gravitionally challenged housewife in Bristol have in common?
Okay, absolutely nothing, but they’re two examples of some works I did recently based on some editorial articles.
The Amir Kahn one is primarily just a bit of portraiture, because I haven’t done any in a long time. That and I’ve got a bit of boxing THING where I just like drawing characters who are potentially going to punch things in the face.
It was a really short piece on how he’d “vowed [he’d] earn” a fight with Floyd Mayweather after he canned him off following Kahn’s meeting with Collazo. The language of it all made it sound kind of like he was following a code of honor, so I dragged in some imagery reminiscent of Japanese/ samurai bent to give it a bit of a vibe.
I’m undecided at the minute, but I think I might can the bag. It works just as a nice bit of portraiture. The text can fill in the blanks.
Then there was a piece I found in Bristol Magazine, the local lifestyle glossy.
It was an advertisement for oats, “The Superfood of the Kitchen” and just said how good they are for you. There was a lot of mention of health and lifestyle “balance” and Bristolians love a good bit of hippy culture, so here’s what I got.
Just another excuse to draw some nice things really.
But, of course, regardless of all this silly picture stuff, the question remains…
Why IS a raven like a writing desk?
No, okay I’ll stop that now.