"The Roots. Portrait of the rap group to accompany a review of their album. A large part of coming up with a good illustration is having a great subject to work with. These guys each have their own individual character and style. Their attitude and music, which is a throwback to an early style of hip-hop, blended nicely with the flat and minimal color palette I work with at times. The image received a Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators.” 8 x 9, pastel, acrylic and oil-based printing ink on paper.