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Jack White iii by Cynthia-Blair Jack White iii by Cynthia-Blair
Jack White iii
In honor of the 15th anniversary of the formation of the White Stripes (On July 14, 1997 they performed 3 songs at an open mic night at The Gold Dollar in Detroit, and history was made.)
this painting was inspired by an old photo I found of young Jack White, posing with his guitar.

of course I can never leave well enough alone...the blood comes from the scene in "It Might Get Loud" movie where he's playing and his fingers are bleeding, smearing over his guitar.
The Medusa and snakes I had fun with, guess I wanted to give him a deadly woman who could wrap her arms around him.

tech details:
the painting is done in traditional oils and acrylics on board, 20x25
6 of the green light trails are done in Photoshop using an excellent set of brushes by a fellow deviant (will post who, I must track down the creator)...
I will re-create this effect using traditional acrylics or oils back on the original artwork in a few days, and re-upload the final, which will be all traditional medium. Final details like this I like to test drive in PS before I commit them to the canvas, because I don't want to ruin the painting at this point :)

ref photo I used here: [link]
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JND888 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
This is incredible. I say that as both a HUGE fan of Mr. Jack White, and as a lover of art. Really incredible. That airline guitar looks so real it makes my mouth water... Love that guitar.
d-o-m-i Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love that painting! <3
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I had fun with it, that's for sure :XD:
Thanks!! :hug:
EmilyDragonflyWolf Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i love that's paint!
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
yes, I'm still better at traditional paint (and faster!)
I have another Jack to upload in a day or two :)
GuitarLuv Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Simply amazing! I would buy this off of you in a heart beat :D
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
awww...thanks! :tighthug:
I know it comes from an older photo of him, but I wanted to do it for a long time...this was from the White Stripes I will do one when I find a great shot with one of his hats...I have one I like, but it's wayyy too small.
GuitarLuv Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student General Artist
your welcome :hug:
I love all of his photos from the White Stripes
days. Although he always looks so young in those
photos at the time. I hope you find a photo where
he is wearing his hat. He looks good wearing a hat
I must say.
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
He looks good in anything ;)
GuitarLuv Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student General Artist
yeah he does look good in anything! :o
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