Inside The Wall Street Journal 'Hedcut' Drawings (VIDEO)
Like most folks, I figured the WSJ had dropped using real artists in favor of using computer software for their iconic portraits. Watching this video was a pleasant surprise.
As an expert as both an illustrator and a digital artist, I can attest to how challenging this is. I could easily run an image through Photoshop filters and the result would look exactly like an image that has been run through several Photoshop filters and not at all like a drawing made by a skilled illustrator.
Illustration is not about the ink that's being put to paper, but knowing exactly where to put it. One can say much the same about any trade.