I finally got to draw Seattle's preeminent, omnipresent chef, Tom Douglas, for Alaskan Air Magazine. It was fun because I do enjoy his restaurants and am familiar with his face. The first prelims include a bit of color, at the request of the AD (Margaret Elson):
She thought a bit less color would work better:
At this point Mr. Douglas himself got to review the portrait, and commented that it looked a bit "cat-y" Ha!
the problem, it seems, lay in the crease above his upper lip; it was giving a feeling of felinity. So I removed that, replaced it with some moustache hairs, and voila! Here is how it looks on the page: