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A New Pope

February 8, 2014

Sometimes, for reasons unknown, you gotta draw the pope. Like when you see him on the cover of Time Magazine and think to yourself, “Now that’s a chin.”

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My drawings of late have generally been very colorful with lots of contrasts, so a guy with white hair in a white outfit was a good exercise in holding back.

When I did the yellow background I guess I was thinking about heaven and halos and the light of God or something. When I showed it to Richard he said, “It’s like those icons.”

To which I replied, “Say what?”

Then he went into his office and came out with these two religious icon things that he got in Romania. Both have yellow backgrounds. 

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So maybe it was the religious art from the days of yore floating around in my subconscious that inspired the yellow background.

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