David Cook from American Idol! I've watched parts of American Idol in past seasons, but this guy has really grabbed my attention this year! I love watching it every week just to see what he'll do next - I think he's a great performer! It helps that he is rather cute, too. I think he looks like a rocker version of my fiance ~MigrantJ
So I decided to paint him...
This started as a speed painting, but it had a lot of challenges that made it too difficult for me to speed paint. That guitar, for one!
I ended up using it as a sandbox over the course of the last couple weeks in between other projects. I changed the lighting a few times, and repainted some of the tougher stuff a few times trying to figure out how it might look with my crazy invented lighting scheme which is completely different from the reference I used.
I'd wanted to try some new stuff, but I think it ended up looking a bit more like an overdone airbrushed painting than anything I'd hoped for
Still, it was fun, and I practiced the ever-challenging male form, and paid homage to one of my new favorite rising stars. The "David Cook Cheer-On" series: