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Jimi Hendrix on Fire by Cynthia-Blair Jimi Hendrix on Fire by Cynthia-Blair
Legendary Jimi Hendrix sets his guitar on fire.
wayyy back in 1967, Monterey Pop Festival today on 6/18!
This is a tribute to the great one.

Video clip from YouTube: [link]
Q: Anyone know the first time he reportedly lit his guitar on fire?

tech details: 11x15 oil painting on illustration board.
approx 12 hours to complete
photo ref used: [link]
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:iconmryorkie:
MrYorkie Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
wow awesome piece! :D
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TotCzechowicz Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Fantastic!!!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!! :D
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:iconoscarliima:
Oscarliima Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
His painting and very good, Jimi Hendrix and the best
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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:iconsharkharrington:
SharkHarrington Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012   Photographer
:deviation: Excellent rendering of a classic Hendrix moment. Congratulations! :+favlove:
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconluvluvplz:
Thank you!
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:iconjamesrandal:
JamesRandal Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
What a fantastic tribute to an incredible artist and performer. Visually stunning.
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I love doing Mr. Jimi...he was so colorful in every way! :D
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:iconchristinekalliri:
ChristineKalliri Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Respect!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconemilydragonflywolf:
EmilyDragonflyWolf Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
So wonderful!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!! :D
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:iconezek19:
ezek19 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
WOOOOOOWW!!!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks indeed!:XD:
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hendrix15 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Writer
I love this!! It's as if Jimi's absorbing the heat and channeling it through his soul.
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That's wonderful :heart:
I never thought of it quite in that way, but yes! :D
Thanks so much!
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manga-meloney Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:onfire: Great job!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!! :hug:
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:iconrobertods:
RobertoDS Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
did you use an airbrush for the decorations around the figure ?
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
No, I tend to fight with my airbrush!
I layer up transparent glazes, and I often lay down the white line with colored pencil first, or pan pastel, something I can control with ease. The final finish is always done in oils, though.
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RobertoDS Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
sounds more complicated, but the results is perfect !
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Kyoto-Hetalia Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jimi Hendrix. An amazing guitarist in American History. :) Not to mention a great figure in African American history and heritage!

Very nice work :clap:
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very true! Self taught all the way, he broke alot of rules...but ended up becoming considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time. It's interesting how many greats came from broken homes and no money, and yet still managed to make their dreams come true at such a young age :D
Pretty inspiring! :D

Thanks!! :hug:
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Kyoto-Hetalia Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They broke beyond the expectations and went passed those who said they can't. :)

I heard that he served in the military at one time.
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Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Al Hendrix (Jimi's father) served in the Army, but not Jimi :) These were the protest, anti-Vietnam war days in the US :)
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Kyoto-Hetalia Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaah.
I will never trust what my mother says ever again =__=
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
well, she was close...just the wrong first name :)
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:iconkyoto-hetalia:
Kyoto-Hetalia Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess :/

Oh well. She misinforms me a lot... >.>
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dreamfusion Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
lovely articulation of your design :) which was the most difficult part for you?
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'd have to say the detailing on his jacket and sleeves gave me the most trouble, because it's a small painting, the details were tiny and hard to get right. :D
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Suanin Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations! :w00t: This portrait has been included in #CelebrityPortraits's 'Best Of' feature for the month of June! :clap: You can see the feature here!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wow...aww...thanks! :tighthug:
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Suanin Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :aww:
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Wild-Theory Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This piece is simply brilliant you have captured Hendrix perfectly
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wow...thanks! :D
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DariaDzyuba Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you crazy?? How you can pait this way? This is PERFECT <3
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey Thanks!! :tighthug:
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:iconhardriff:
hardriff Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
epic
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmental-lighton:
Mental-Lighton Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student General Artist
LOVE LOVE LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE! :heart:
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
aww...thanks! :hug:
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chelseaMay Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Incredible work, very inspiring!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome! Thank you! :hug:
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:iconnovvaik:
Novvaik Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG!!! This is perfect! Still envy your skill!!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :hug:
aww, I still have alot of room to improve :D
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:iconnovvaik:
Novvaik Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I find you worthy of all the envy I can muster<3
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You are way too kind :D
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