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Jimi Hendrix by Cynthia-Blair Jimi Hendrix by Cynthia-Blair
In tribute to Jimi Hendrix, guitar legend. died way too soon.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. " ~ Jimmy Hendrix

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11 x14 acrylic and pastel on board
approx 5-6 hours
ref photo here: [link]

hope you like it :)
You can download an iPhone or reg wallpaper of Jimi Hendrix on my site: [link]
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Athens-GA-Legalize Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
great work
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:iconrastarobb:
Rastarobb Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Beautimus! 😊
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!!
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:iconnakamarusama:
nakamarusama Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Great job!!! This is awesome!!
I love the colors!!!!! ^^
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!! :D
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nakamarusama Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome!! ^^
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:iconrobertnumber1:
robertnumber1 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Awesome picture!:)
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!! :D
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:iconrobertnumber1:
robertnumber1 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
You welcome!!!:)
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youthedesigner Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Well done! We featured this on our blog: [link]
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome! great collection, too...faved! :D
Thanks! glad you like it!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wow, cool! thank you!! :hug:
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youthedesigner Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
welcome! You can add us to your watchlist to stay updated on our new features! thanks! :)
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! awesome! I love the feature on Jimi- well done! It really captured the spirit in which he lived. I'm honoured to be among such other gifted artists.
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youthedesigner Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
You are most welcome! You may add us to your watchlist for more updates on our blog. Thanks! :)
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Melosine Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks! :)
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:iconmelosine:
Melosine Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
With pleasure
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:iconjazzyutopia:
jazzyutopia Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You rock! :D
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!! :D
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!! :D
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:iconmoliveri:
moliveri Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
beautiful.... I can't describe it....
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :D wow :hug:
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LoveofTheLost Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow <3 totally agree, gone too soon :( Beautiful piece of art, you're so talented :)
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
yeah, Mr. Jimi is fun to paint, he was such a wonderful musician...all the colors of the rainbow :D
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CartoonFetishMan Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love this picture's comsic flair. You have Jimi in all of his psychedelic glory and in wailing on in the universe. I love that quote you added from Jimi at the end.
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Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! It was my favourite quote of his :D
He belongs to the universe now, for certain...probably looking down on us all and having a good laugh :XD:
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TristenCoy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student General Artist
:wow: WOW that is amazing.. :D
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
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TristenCoy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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Merlok1 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome pic, dude
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Love Jimi, wish he were still here with us
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Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, your wonderful work has been featured in my journal here [link] Happy New Year 2012 :pat:
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Mr. Ripley, I'm certainly honored to be a part of it! :D
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Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome =D
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TheGyroCaptain Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent job, really amazing work here. Magnificent.
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! This is one of my favourite pieces, I think...it all came together effortlessly (that doesn't happen often, for me! )
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spossum Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Lovely work! So much detail without losing the atmosphere...sweet! :)
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!! Yes, I wanted to reflect his colorful nature, his beautiful extravagant costumes, all the things that made Jimi so widly creative and iconic :D and Purple Haze was my fav song of his :)
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Nezmania Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Он прекрасен.
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!! :D
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:iconthepainterfrommars:
thepainterfrommars Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Student General Artist
OMG !!! EXCELLENT !!!!!! :D :D :D
where have u studied art from? :o
could u view sm of my portraits & give me a little advice on how to used mixed medium ?? :)
i wud reaaaallly appreciate that :D !!!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I have a degree in Illustration from RISD (Rhode Island School of Design)
Mixing mediums is fun...usually I tailor the medium I use based on what mood I want to portray in someone. Jimi was over the top in his costumes and color, so I could never do him in B&W!

I'd be happy to give advice :)
I am pretty new to mixing mediums...the reason I want to do it is to add effects, textures and layers of meaning in ways I can't do with just one medium. So I experiment alot...and of course not all of them are great. Sometimes you learn what NOT to do, hehe.
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thepainterfrommars Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student General Artist
NICE :D :D
LOVED THE JIMI !!!! XD <3
haha yep kno how that feels :P
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QueenOfCostumes Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Very effective! I look at this and think its digital because of the sheer detail and clarity, especially in the background and stars. Then I remind myself that it is a traditional art, and Acrylic and pastel at that, and I'm overwhelmed! I love the raw quality of the colours and areas of the figure, but it is still incredibly realistic. Most of all I love the textures you give the faces in the portraits - that combination of bulky paint for shape, and the light crosshatching-like quality.
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much, indeed! :hug:
I do really like using pastel over the acrylic, the different textures it creates...but pastel is tricky...I often have o re-draw it 2 or 3 times (the pastel lines) because the fixative needed often turns soft pastel transparent. Oil pastels do not have the same stroke, though it is an alternative.

I think I used gold marker in this one, too, for his jacket detailing...
I'll use anything that works!! :XD: and I experimented with this one.
Each subject sometimes calls for a different approach :)
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QueenOfCostumes Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Definitely experimental! The effect is stunning. What do you do when the piece is finished - is the fixative enough to keep it in place when you've completed the work,and for months or years after? When I think of using pastel for myself, I cringe because I'm such an impatient artist, although I really admire what you're capable of!
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Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I did use layers of Spectrafix over the pastel, and in some spots, I think I added oil pastel, which stays put better, but isn't (IMO) as lush a stroke.

In the end, I coat it all with a thin layer of gloss gel (for acrylic) or liquin (for oils) to give an even sheen. I never want a high gloss finish, more like an eggshell, deep and saturated colors but not reflective. I go very lightly with a final coat because I can always add more coats :)

I am depending on the manufacturer's claim that all the products are rated archival and will last :)
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Koppo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
The guitar GOD lives on ! Awesome.
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!! I wish he was still with us. Gone way too young :(
but he lives on through his music :D
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