This is a process piece about a recent assignment I did for Fortune Magazine titled, Battle for AIG. The assignment was essentially a re-creation, portrait illustration about a confrontation between Bob Benmosche and Harvey Golub. For reference, I used photography sent by the art staff at Fortune, and other reference from the internet. In Mr. Benmosches case, I assembled him from several pieces of reference. What follows is a look at the layers of my photocomp, and then the layers of my hand painted, FW acrylic ink illustration.
The exterior view, no.1
The middle ground; Office windows
The Foreground; Mr. Benmosche already assembled from several pieces of reference.
Foreground; Mr. Golub!
Extreme Foreground; The Desk
The Background; Another option
Back Ground; This?
Background; That's the one!
Step 1: For the sake of time, I decided to paint this illustration in layers. I painted the background at a small scale, the figures at a slightly larger scale, and the portraits at still a larger scale. For this layer, I painted only the windows necessary to complete the task.
I then copy and pasted the remainder of the windows using Photoshop>Warp Tool to adjust the perspective.