Tsar Vlad: Putin

detail of editorial newspaper style illustration of vladimir putin tsar

Traditionally painted and digitally coloured editorial style illustration of Vladimir Putin (33″ x 47″)

This uses a similar approach to my Sunday Independent painted illustration of OASIS, and my recent Donal Trump one, which forms a neat pair with this.

editorial newspaper style illustration of vladimir putin tsar colour

editorial newspaper style illustration of vladimir putin tsar colour
Above: The scanned and digitally coloured final illustration

editorial newspaper style illustration of vladimir putin tsar black & white

editorial newspaper style illustration of vladimir putin tsar black & white
Above: The Original B&W watercolour painting on board

Triptych

As I’ve now done three of these, they actually form a kind of triptych. Here’s Trump, Vlad and Xi:

triptych illustration of donald trump, vladimir putin, and Xi Jinping

Progress Images

I had 2 goes at this Putin illustration. The first, which was fully drawn onto the board didn’t go well in the painting stage. So after attempting to salvage it, I scrapped it and started again. Never an easy decision.

putin cartoon sketch
Above: This was the first—very rapid sketch—it was much a more caricature/cartoon at this point
putin illustration sketch
Above: the 1st drawing on board, which was abandoned after things went wrong in the painting stage
putin illustration sketch
Above: The second/final drawing—on board—after the first was abandoned

Illustrator: John White
Painting: Goauche, ink, pencil, on board
Colouring: Photoshop

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