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Hello Dolly, Hello Cheeky Broad, Hello Magical Being: Bette Midler

I already had Bette Midler, cabaret showgirl, actress turned philanthropist on my list of portraits of Magical People, given my admiration for her work restoring green to NYC with her New York Restoration Project. She was in my “environmentalist category.” OK, clearly not her last act. Just as I was about to draw Bette, suddenly her return to Broadway was announced. Bette Midler in the title role of Dolly Levi, in Hello Dolly!, the classic American musical about a socialite-turned-matchmaker. And chosen as a muse for Marc Jacobs SS2016 campaign the next week based on the 70's? Perfect! Seriously fun...


Magical BEINGS: Portraits of Artists, Friends, + Pioneers: Pharrell Williams

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Tags illustration, Magical Beings, man, Pharrell Williams, sketch

Connecting to Magical Beings makes the uncanny appear and miracles happen.  Many times drawing Pharrell Williams, my pen drew specific lines for me.  My computer window would suddenly open up a window or a book page would open with exactly what I needed to see.  The song playing spoke exactly on cue. The beautiful face of Pharrell Williams, already hangs in my home, one of them is this W magazine cover.  I suddenly realized he must be added to my Magical Beings collection of illustrations!  A long-time fan, I've followed Pharrell from his Neptunes and N*E*R*D days to the rise...


This planet is full of fascinating magical people, places, and things that make me high.
They make me laugh.
They make me cry.
They make me make art.
O JOY!
If I can bring that *fascination | laugh | cry* high to anyone, well, that makes me high.
Thank you for visiting, let me know if I got you high today.

 

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