John Malone Cover for The Deal
posted: December 3, 2007
The painting with the logo dropped in. A big mailing label that goes in the lower left corner needed to be figured into the picture....
Larry Gendron, AD at The Deal magazine, contacted me a while back about doing a cover portrait of media mogul John Malone.

Although nicknamed "Darth Vader" for his tough business tactics, he's described as a soft spoken, humble guy in everyday life. The Deal, a magazine devoted to analyzing and tracking business deals, didn't want a Darth Vader version of him on the cover, so I tried to convey a smart and savvy, somewhat sly look, without making him look mean.
A sketch and alternative background treatment....