A Drawing of Joan Holloway of Mad Men

Joan Holloway from Mad Men by John Garrett

Joan Holloway from Mad Men by John Garrett

Here’s a real quick one today.

This is a rendition of the character Joan Holloway from the TV Series Mad Men (check the AMC TV site here).

I drew it up in pencil, scanned it in (using the Mustek scanner I wrote about earlier) and colored it in Photoshop.

I have to admit, it didn’t turn out the way I wanted. Usually when I’m drawing an actual person I want it to look exactly like them, but I had meant for this to be a fun one so I decided not to agonize over it.

I think I did a better job on the Elena from Vampire Diaries drawing I did earlier this year. If this would have been a paying job then I would have put more time into it.

Anyway, if you don’t watch Mad Men, do yourself a favor and check it out. You can pick up the first season DVD Set here: Mad Men: Season One.

The show is amazing. Especially if you’re a creative person (and I suspect most people who read my blog are), then you’ll get a lot out the show.

So aside from that I won’t get into it too much. If you have any questions about my process or want me to draw something for you just contact me and let me know.

Now there’s only about 6-7 more months until season 5…aargh.

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7 thoughts on “A Drawing of Joan Holloway of Mad Men

  1. Am really surprised I’m the only one that commented so far!
    Great artwork there JG, even though it doesn’t exactly look like her, but your Photoshop skills are amazing!

    I’m just wondering how long it took ya to completely finish it? (just curious to know what an artist actually means when saying “real quick one” :D)

    1. Yeah Amr, at least you didn’t write “first!!1” lol…

      Thanks for the compliment. It took me about 2.5 hours to do this one, even though most of it was erasing and redrawing because it wasn’t coming out right. I could have easily taken the whole night if I didn’t stop myself.

      Have yourself a happy new year and thanks for commenting!

  2. You are so talented. I think it is fantastic. You are a Photoshop guru for sure. I still haven’t seen that show but that is on my list to watch. I heard it is awesome.

    Happy New Year!

    1. Melinda you gotta watch Mad Men! Like I said, creative people will get a out out of it so I know you’d like it.

      Thanks much for checking it out and I will see you on the other side of 2011. Happy New Year!

  3. Awesome. Thanks for sharing this with us. My girlfriend is addicted to this show and insists that I watch it. Think I’ll be renting the DVDs this weekend.

    1. Thanks Rick. I’m addicted, too! I can’t wait for the new season. Make sure you get those dvds and check it out, you’ll be glad you did!

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