Our latest illustration assignment was to find a review of an album (or movie) which focused on a particular person's performance and then create an illustration to accompany that review. Mine was a review of Tom Waits' Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards. (Link, if you're interested: http://www.villagevoice.com/2006-11-14/music/oliver-twisted/)
It was lots of fun! Mixed media: acrylic, a bit of oils, ballpoint pen .. some of the drawers are made with collaged bark and brown packing paper!
Tom Waits is cooler than anybody. His level of coolness verges on supernatural, in fact. I guess that is why he's really fun to draw.