This was the art direction from Newsweek. I had 2 days to finish. It was for an inside full page illustration and the AD said it could possibly be the cover. THE COVER OF NEWSWEEK! I was so excited about the chance to be on the cover of Newsweek. It's been one of those dream editorial jobs that are top on my list. I got to work. Sent in these 3 sketches. The oil painting was scanned, sent and approved. I waited anxiously over the weekend to see if it made the cover. I even told a few friends and family members that I might have made the cover.