As I’ve now done three of these, they actually form a kind of triptych. Here’s Trump, Vlad and Xi:
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.
Illustrator: John White
Painting: Goauche, ink, pencil, on board Colouring: Photoshop