3.09.2009

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Soooooo, i recently did the Cover of "The Village Voice". The Cover is about Bradley Tusk, the man behind NY's Mayor Bloomberg.
http://blog.silive.com/latest_news/2008/01/01-24-STATEN-ISLAND-MAYOR.jpg
Hes apparently very shady and has had a hand in some crooked deals. The AD (who was wonderful) didnt want a portrait of Tusk, as he's not very well known - but rather have him sort of hiding behind Bloombergs image. She had an interesting idea to have Bloombergs face on a sort of masquerade mask that Tusk was sort of peering out behind. I liked the idea of doing a portrait, and also liked the freedom I received with the drawing. Im in the process of slowly "updating" my style, relying less on lines, and more on shapes - this offered a neat opportunity to pursue that a bit. The RGB jpegs look a bit "grey", but the cmyk verson has a nice contrast and saturation. Anyway, heres the final and a small detail. such a wonderful opportunity.
Im so excited to have done this.
More soon.
Pete


11 comments:

Daniel Downey said...

Pete! I'm so pumped to see you making pictures that look this great AND are now making front covers! I genuinely love the look of this image - excellent job!!

josiah gordon said...

Way to go Pete! So awesome you got a cover!

Looks really great, looks like the new direction is really SHAPING up!!
(That was a shout out to Tom Ryan)

Man your eyes are gonna love not having to do those hour by hour lines eh?!!!

Good job man.
peace,
josiah

t e s s a r * said...

vv??!!! i'm so jealous..

but you deserve it! your work is amazing.

CLR said...

This is so eery and menacing,
Im likin it,
congrats

vicki said...

CONGRATULATIONS PETE

looks amazing, liking the whole shape dealio, although i may or may not miss your lines while they are on vay-cay (you know i have a soft spot for lines...)

anyhow, congrats again,
hugs and punches

JKernica said...

I love your work -- congratulations!

Leslie said...

congratulations Pete .. your cover illustration is fabulous I think and I do like the lack of lines and agree with Josiah that this will be better for your eyesight! Your illustration looked great too with the on-line article and they really worked well together.

you're the best Pete

pete ryan said...

thanks support team!!!
i appreciate your kind words!!

JuanCarlos said...

Pete! Im really liking the treatment on the face!! simple yet in a way detailed.

p.s: Capslock and exclamation marks get me excited

Peter Hong Chan said...

sick.
congrats man, seriously!

liek tessar said already, you totally deserve this.

Hyein Lee said...

Holy crap! That is a wicked piece!
Congrats!