For those of you who don’t watch the show, it’s set in the 1960’s. Don Draper is the Creative Director at the Sterling Cooper Draper Price advertising agency.
Essentially, this guy is the man. He’s the suave, debonair type that all the women seem to fall all over. Even so he has serious problems to contend with, not the least of which is the struggle to come to grips with his very identity.
One of the best parts of this show is watching how he comes up with the answers to the creative problems that his clients are dealing with.
Another thing I find really intriguing is that he was married to this coldly beautiful, kind of flighty, immature woman who had no real substance to her. Of the many women he cheated on her with (every man on the show cheats on his wife), they were all some type of very independent woman who was really intelligent and really bringing something strong to the table.
You could tell that’s the type of woman he really was attracted to but he just doesn’t ever seem to end up with any of them.
Anyway, I started this one in pencil, then scanned it and colored it in Photoshop. Check out the original pencil here (click to view larger):
I tend to debut the raw pencil art on my Facebook page, so head over and “like” that page if you want to see this stuff early.
This is another instance where I feel I didn’t quite hit the mark on the likeness of Don. Even though I think I did a better job that with the Joan drawing, I’m not exactly happy with this one. I’m just gonna keep drawing these and posting them until they hit a level of quality I’m satisfied with.
I’m working on Roger Sterling next, and so far it’s shaping up to be a pretty good likeness. Here’s hoping I don’t ruin it!