Tuesday, 25 January 2011
New Work: Financial Times
I got a call on Friday morning from Kevin Wilson at the FT, looking for a portrait of Ed Balls to run in Saturday's paper. Aside from a description of Balls as a 'pugilistic Keynesian', the brief was fairly open and I came up with this image of him as a bullish wrestler, in complete contrast to the affable figure of Alan Johnson - the bloke whose Shadow Chancellor job Balls is set to inherit.
Oh, and a reliable source told me that the illustration was discussed briefly on BBC Breakfast's newspaper review on Saturday morning.