An Ad for MTV
Clockwise from right: Jennifer Lopez, Juanes, Ricky Martin, Paulina Rubio, Alejandro Fernandez, Daddy Yankee, Enrique Iglesias. Final art is pastel, oil based ink, and acrylic on paper.
The whole process went very smoothly. I received a list of the singers they wanted in the ad and was free to compose the image however I chose. I sent in a sketch, it was approved, and I did the final. I sent it in, and that was it. It's rare for things to go so smoothly on advertising assignments.
I like the variety of assignments I get to work on. One day I'm dealing serious editorial issues, and the next it's sexy Latin singers. It keeps the work interesting.
These videos usually involve a lot of cleavage, exposed tummies, hip shaking and the like. After the fact, I noticed that Shakira, from Colombia, wasn't in the group of faces I illustrated. If you want to get a feel of the music, you can check out one of her videos, some of the best Latin hip shaking in the music business. I have no idea how she does some of this: