Drawing the “Hairy Mango”


Here is a portrait I did of Matthew Sanborn Smith, SF author and host of the hilarious bite-size bizarro podcast Beware the Hairy Mango. Matthew recently put out a call for fan art (“fart”). Coincidentally, I’ve been kicking around the idea of a portfolio of podcast host portraits, so I took the opportunity to practice taking a drawing from sketchbook doodle to finished composition, such as it is. At right is my sketch (based on Matthew’s Twitter icon) and at left is the digital version. The background colors are based on the podcast’s website color scheme and the rest of the palette is, of course, mango-colored.

I hope to continue doing more art projects. Help establish the habit and follow my new Weekend Artifact series!

Posted on Tuesday, February 7th, 2012. Tags: .

One Response to “Drawing the “Hairy Mango””

Posted by Linda D on Thursday, February 9th, 2012 at 6:45 PM.

That illustration is so cool! It looks slick, warm and professional; great colors, too!