2/4 Editorial Illustrations: Donald Glover

A recent editorial illustration I knit up of Donald Glover in a holiday sweater.

He is the second of four portraits I was hired to complete for a magazine. The brief included that they wanted male celebrities in holiday sweaters in my knit painting style. The turn around time was 10 days.

This portrait had an extra challenge in trying to fit the most “holiday-like” sweater motifs into the painting. I knit this in a large gauge meaning that the motifs have to be very simplified to be recognizable.

This one is Donald Glover in a holiday sweater his character wore on the tv show Community.