In the Spring of 2016, Richard was commissioned to apply his now iconic drip style to portraits of pop sensation Justin Bieber and his manager "Scooter" Braun. The process of creating drips is somewhat performative in that all works are completed in one sitting, but the first draft rarely meets the artist's high standards. The drip itself is an exercise in repetition until the artist is ready to create the final work. In this video, Richard prototypes one of his drips.
The final work as presented to the singer features his trademark hair cascading over his piercing eyes.