The Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin, TX commissioned me to draw/design a poster for their November 13th event featuring Neil Gaiman. As he stated publicly, this was Neil's third-to-last scheduled appearance before he withdraws from public life for at least a year to write a novel and care for his new son. I had seen him speak on numerous occasions and am a big fan so it was a great experience to work on this poster. Neil actually approved the image himself, which was awesome to hear.
This is for the original portrait I did for the poster. Drawn on 8.5"x11" 80lb stock paper. - Pencil (signature in ink)
I did the watercolor separately and then added digital color to what was sent to the printer.
As an added BONUS: If you purchase this original piece, you'll also receive one of the posters printed by the Long Center for the event, AUTOGRAPHED by Neil Gaiman! The Long Center were very kind in gifting me a handful of posters Neil signed while there.
Poster is 11"x17" printed on 100lb thick stock paper. Neil autographed it using a red sharpie.
Will be shipped in protective shipping tube.