Jazz Legends: Part 2

This series continues my graphic style jazz portraits from 2014.

JAZZ LEGENDS: Part 2
 
A Series of Jazz Portraits in Progress
LOUIS ARMSTRONG

I am starting a new jazz series this month to follow up on my series of illustrations from 2012. It feels good to switch gears and work on portraits for a change.
WYNTON MARSALIS

This is the first of two portraits of Wynton. He has such a round face and soft features that it was hard to get a view of him where the light dramatically defined his likeness. This illustration shows him somewhat younger. I wanted the portrait to fit well with the series so choosing the right image to work with is important.
BILLIE HOLIDAY

I had to do a portrait of Billie Holiday this summer. If any singer sizzles like a hot summer day its Billie.
ORNETTE COLEMAN

Just finished another portrait in my jazz series. This dramatic view of Ornette Coleman was too good to pass up as a subject.
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