This gallery of illustrations is linked to information about individual artists and the genres and time periods in which they have worked.
It's a matter of mood as much as likeness. If you capture a mood, you also capture a viewpoint. I don't necessarily start off with a particular point of view, but if there isn't one by the time I've finished, I've failed.
In some ways what I do is different than the 'Fine-Art' approach to picture-making. Illustration is almost always commissioned, and is therefore very much about problem-solving.
In the midst of the Iran-Contra scandal, the magazine learned that a meeting was to be held at the White House; all key players were to be present
I "devise a way to make dull-looking men in suits, talking in White House offices, into something visually dramatic.
Illustration is about the merger of idea and image; concept and the narrative moment.