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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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:iconkaayia:
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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:iconm0sshart:
m0sshart Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so beautiful
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconm0sshart:
m0sshart Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome :D
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:iconcobainlives:
CobainLives Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so incredibly perfect! :)
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :hug:
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:iconjazzyutopia:
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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:iconizzybree97:
izzybree97 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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izzybree97 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're Welcome!
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sourcherry1 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Love it! :iconloveloveplz:
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
aww, thanks! :hug:
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sourcherry1 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
You're welcome! :hug:
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:iconflormonte:
Flormonte Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
amazing work! :love:
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I have a new one of him coming up any day now :)
Love his new music, been streaming his album from iTunes
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:iconflormonte:
Flormonte Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
awesome! :D I'm thinking of doing a portrait of him as well :)) I love his music too! I have only heard sixteen saltines and love interruption from the new album tho. But I'm looking forward to tomorrow when the album (hopefully) will be in the stores where I live :D:D:D:D He is truly awesome indeed :)
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You should! :D
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:iconohmy-x:
ohmy-x Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is georgous! So much character.
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Yes I tried to stick with his fav colors and a rough raw quality- much less finished than I would normally do :D
I'm really loving his new songs, so he may inspire me to do another one very soon :D
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ohmy-x Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hmm, well it turned out very well!
Ah, I feel the same way. I swear, all the pictures of him are just BEGGING to be drawn!
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LittleCreamSoda333 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist
Awesome job, at first I thought it was a photo:D
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wow, cool!
Jack White is awesome! I saw him again on TV recently :)
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:iconlittlecreamsoda333:
LittleCreamSoda333 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist
You watched SNL?))Because I did=)
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
nooo! was he on that recently?!
I saw him on an episode of American Pickers (that reality show) it was great, and he was showing them some of his cool treasures at 3rd Man Records. He bought a huge taxidermy elephant head from them.
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LittleCreamSoda333 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist
Yea, he was=)Don't worry there is a tape of his performing on youtube already!
[link]
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You know that he is making a solo album, right??These two songs are from that album.
Oh, and I watched American Pickers, it was pretty cool and funny. I would totally buy that photo booth=3
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Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the links, cool!

I figured he was making an album :D
I know, I'd trade that stupid elephant head anyday for that photo booth! :XD:
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LittleCreamSoda333 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist
Yeah, those lucky bastards:D I would pay a lot of cash just to get into third man records - I'm pretty far away from Nashville=(
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Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You don't happen to have any elephant heads or cool stuff Jack would want, do you? Like your grandma is the oldest burlesque queen? :XD:
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kdud Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Great!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!!
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SalEatsBears Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student General Artist
This is BEAST!!!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!!! well, he is ;)
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SalEatsBears Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student General Artist
I'll have to agree...
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:iconzoekaye:
zoekaye Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
I WANT YOUR TALENTS PLEASE
from the preview I thought this was just a picture of him.
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
aww, you are too kind! :hug:
I don't have any special talent, I just work really hard at it....srsly :D
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EliiArmstrong Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Love it, your work is great :3
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!! :D
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JunkieVampMonkey63 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
LOVE him :heart:
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Yeah, he's quite amazing. I wonder what he'll do next :)
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:iconjarbora:
Jarbora Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my god, I love this guy and your portrait is awesome :-).
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!! I hear he's single these days ;)
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:iconjarbora:
Jarbora Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know that! :-D Good to know ;-) :-D.
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:iconthaliendil:
Thaliendil Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Very awesome - love it!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconkaynkay:
KAYnKay Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
JACK WHITE <33
this painting is beautiful!!! well done!!! I ADORE THIS!!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!! Jack is a legend :)
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SW-Elric Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
hes my fave! sorry for favoriting your work so much. u just paint all my favorite people! lol
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Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
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