In the Wall Street Journal, there is a caricature drawing I did of rock and roll legend, Eric Clapton.
My editors sent me current photos for reference, but I did my own search on the web and found a few that inspired me. The current photos show Clapton with a trim hair style. The photos I found show him with a full head of flowing salt and pepper follicles.
So, I did a sketch showing the long hair, which I liked very much. I got the approval, and then did the drawing in ink and colored it via Photoshop.
Upon delivery, I was told that Mr. Clapton was now wearing the shorter style, and I should adjust the drawing.
OK, and that's what I did. I took white paint and covered the flowing mane, and then drew a new and much shorter style on the original drawing. Everybody's happy, except me, as I really liked the way the long hair looked in the design. However, when you are a freelance illustrator, you must always make sure that everyone else is happy.
So, as long as I have the blog, nothing goes to waste, and I can share with you both versions, and you can let me know what you think.