When I first saw this portrait, I thought it was a damn good portrait and – though you could see it as unflattering – those narrow eyes, I didn’t see it that way. The eyes could equally be visionary – scanning the horizon for those new vistas that George was going to take us to of welcoming parties throwing flowers to the troops as they brought Truth, Justice and the American Way to the Middle East.
It looked to me like the kind of portrait that could easily be an official portrait, albeit perhaps not in the style that GWB might like – though I don’t know what his taste in art is. But there’s a bit more to it than that. If you’ve not seen it before, have a look at the subject’s right ear. Then look at it more closely on the author’s site.
Whatever you think, it’s pretty clear that the guy who did this knows how to make an image.