This is the first in a short series of drawings done for the TV show, Four Courses With JB Smoove. JB, if you're not aware, is a high energy uber funny comedian. I first came across him in the Louis CK film, Pootie Tang back in my MICA days (thank you James Favata). He acted in and narrated the movie. Check it out if you haven't. You'll love it or hate it. He's also hosted Last Comic Standing and guest-stared on Louie CK's show, Louie.
My art director, Masha of Plastic Palm Tree, approached me with the project and I was more than excited to do it. The premise of the show is pretty straight-forward: JB sits down with celebrity friends and chews the fat. These sketches were used as concept pieces. Kind of 'visual ideas' to communicate a particular direction for the marketing campaign. The show and JB are light-hearted so that was a clear goal - to get across JB's personality and the show's tone. So in this piece we have him just finishing a meal, then wiping his mouth while wearing a comical smirk.
If you'd like to find out more about the show you can visit MSG Network here.
Hope you enjoy. I'll have the next drawing posted on Thursday.
Douglas E. Draper Jr. is an award-winning artist working out of Philadelphia. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and his work has been exhibited throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Annapolis, Baltimore and various other cities and galleries. His fine art and illustrative work can be seen from such publishers as Moonstone Books, Top Shelf, Desperado, IDW, and many others.
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