February 8, 2008
Illustration Friday - "Choose"
The topic this week at Illustration Friday is "Choose". I had some free time this afternoon to do these portraits of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. It seems as though the choice between these two for the Democratic nomination is becoming more and more unsure, especially after this week's Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses. It may even come down to the choice of merely 800 "Super Delegates" to break a near tie, which I happen to be opposed to. I think the nomination should be based on the popular vote, and not on the whims of relatively few high-ranking party officials!
But I digress... I've been wanting to draw these two for a while now, and the "choose" topic seemed to give me a good reason. If this was a commission I would probably redo Hillary, but I'm pretty happy with how Barack turned out.