Tonight’s #PortraitNight subject is chef and restaurateur Grant Ashatz. This is actually one of my favorite portraits so far, I think because it’s so stripped-down, cartoony, and not over-rendered as some of my past ones have been. It also looks like a character design that I’d actually do for one of my comics. I wonder if unconsciously–because I was drawing a chef–I made him look like one of the characters from my culinary-themed graphic novel in-progress, In the Weeds?
This turned out well enough that I got to thinking: if I did enough drawings like these, I could print up some setts of “Famous Chefs Trading Cards.” I did some cursory digging, though, and there don’t seem to be a lot of folks out there who print trading cards anymore. I’ll keep it in mind and maybe do a few more chefs as subjects for my portrait night before the year’s up. Anyway…If you’d like to suggest a #PortraitNight subject, you can do so either via the comments section here, or via my Twitter.