mortor kombat

Heres a new piece for Government Executive about the US Government taking over health care benefits, such as prescriptions. The result of this action is bulk amounts of certain medicines, but a much more narrow variety. I explored ideas in this direction, and also the more broad approach of combining Government + Health Care. This chosen idea was a no brainer as a mortar and pestle fit together with the Capital building so perfectly, what was a challenge was the execution. I have played around with really stenciled looking pieces a bit in the past: this Village Voice cover from a few years ago - and i thought it might look awesome to combine that ultra graphic approach with some realism. The result is pretty neat, i think and made for a piece im really happy with. heres a pic of me finished painting, not able to see properly for the rest of the day.and some roughs:

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