Stan Chow's David Copperfield for Variety
A Stan Chow-drawn portrait of David Copperfield ran with Variety's recent article, "Truth Not Tricks," which discusses the magician's ascent to fame and his new film production company.
"I first looked for a few references of Copperfield on Google Images and pulled photos from the '80s until now," explained the artist, "so it's not an exact portrayal of how he appears today. It's a combined version of him from the past three decades." Chow used Adobe Illustrator and a bit of Photoshop to add "more oomph and color depth."
He called the response to his work beyond amazing: "After the image was published, I received an e-mail from David's agent saying that David wants to purchase a print from me ... I was pretty blown away by that." Chow added that he used to tune into Copperfield's television specials as a child. "His 'Flying Illusion' is probably my favorite trick of his!"