Asked by Rolling Stone's, Matthew Cooley, to work on a full page portrait of Bill Gates... first thing I thought... Tim O' Brien must be slammed with work. As we all know, he's the man at RS for this kind of assignment. So in my head, Tim's good fortune to be busy turned into my good opportunity to work on an important portrait. Tim can correct me in a comment if I'm wrong.
I had a great experience working on it. The Interview with Gates is interesting as well. http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/bill-gates-the-rolling-stone-interview-20140313
Over the years, I found that an Illustrators best friend is an "All time Greatest List" whether it's a 100, 50, 25...yet to see 1000... but that's OK. They're great promotionals for Illustration and Art Department's of magazines who utilize orignal art. I'm grateful that we illustrators haven't "Screwed the Pouch" on these opportunities and they're still successful for magazines. Kory Kennedy, at EW put together a real humdinger of a best of Issue, out now "The 100 All Time Greatest" in everything entertainment. So much great art and I'm happy to have had a little part to contribute to it. "The British Invasion" in music, is a theme I've tackeled once before but this is a little different this time.