I was asked by my friend Chondra Sanchez if I could do a quick turnaround on an image for the Kill-Audio trade. It was a profile style picture for a Dear Abby like column staring "Billy Toucan Fandango". 'A tweaked out former street hustler turned celebrity talk show host and life coach.' He's only mentioned in the comic so I got to come up with his design. She asked to have him "tweaking out" in the photo.
The initial sketches. (I liked the first one more...but so it goes...)
After this stage they asked if I could make him more flamboyant and add the sunglasses like that gay guy in the hit 80's movie Mannequin.
Once approved, I set out to add gray tones and voila.