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Jack White, 2009 by Cynthia-Blair Jack White, 2009 by Cynthia-Blair
Jack White, legendary guitarist of the White Stripes, The Raconteurs, Dead Weather

inspiration drawn from a scene in the movie "It Might Get Loud, 2009" where he's strumming his guitar so violently that blood starts dripping from his hand onto the white guitar and bonding them together as one. So the background was painted in blood, by streaked fingers, and flows into the white stripes which flow over Jack. He needed to be presented in a more raw form, so I have intentionally not overworked anything here.

11 x 14 oil on linen
about 6 hours
full view recommended

photo ref: "[link]

dedicated to :iconbonavida:
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:iconvesperwinchester:
This is so wonderful. My first impression (after WOW JACK) was that it reminds me of portraits that were popular in the sixties, and that is quite appropriate given the subject matter. I appreciated your comment about not polishing it too much; leaving it a bit rough. I personally find that issue to be one of my greatest challenges: knowing when to stop. You have "let it be" beautifully here. Really excellent matching of the technique to the music itself. And yo have managed to get all his *lushness*: the full red lips, the long hair, the striking eyelashes and engaging stare - without feminizing him. That can be a tricky balance. Bravo to you, artist. I wouldn't change a stroke.
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anadermanovicsart Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
super amazing. Super realistic portrait. 
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Kaayia Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
The eyes jumped out a me. Mesmerising!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!! :D
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m0sshart Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so beautiful
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Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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m0sshart Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome :D
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CobainLives Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so incredibly perfect! :)
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Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :hug:
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jazzyutopia Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
AH-MA-ZING!! Love love love!! ^^
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! I still have to put the finishing touches on my new one of Jack :)
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