Ray Barretto for The New Yorker
Final image is 9" x 12", Acrylic and oil based ink on bark paper.
I thought I'd put up this drawing that's in The New Yorker this week. It's of the Latin drummer Ray Barretto. Some sketches are below and a video of one of his performances from the 70's to give you an idea of his sound. When I get jobs to do portraits of musicians I usually try to find some video footage of them in their element to get a feel of how they move and what their energy is like. Barretto had a lot of energy.