WN is a famous country singer and guitar player who also played in several movies. When over 80 years old he won a 5th degree black belt in a Korean martial art (Gong Kwon Yu Sul). Maybe the abundant use of pot also contributed to his good health. He has lived an off-standard life as a private person and musician, having an outstanding record in both capacities. It is what makes him an interesting person, which has gained him a rather large number of followers.
Handsfree analog airbrush, sprayed on Schullershammer airbrush board as a demonstration for the Van Beek Graphic Arts company, with the legendary Paasche Turbo airbrush gun and RotRing Artist Color ink, both of which are now out of production. 30 years later moderately edited in Affinity Photo. Monroe was one of the sexiest women who ever lived.
I started this portrait in GIMP, but later switched to Affinity Photo. MT is one of the best writers history has known and wrote books that profoundly challenge imagination and persuade his readers to cast off limiting conditioning in a most eloquent way. His elevated knowledge and consciousness hint at the fact that he wasn't just an ordinary member of society, but one who was privileged to have access to information unavailable to those forced to run around in circles in the induced comfort zone mess. Those that aren't, know what these words refer to.
Four years after I sprayed this portrait with an Iwata HP-BH airbrush gun and Inspire H2O paint on paper, I digitally reworked it in Affinity Photo. Bukowski had an elusive mind, resulting from the demanding life he was cast into on this planet, that drove him to write hard hitting, strange books, thereby gaining a considerable following of people who probably had related strange aspects to their personality and life as well, either in this life or in previous ones. Bukowski never made an effort of hiding his weirdness and quirks, and most likely enjoyed to shock others with them.
RW, co-founder of Pink Floyd. Started out as a pencil drawing on crappy office copy paper, after which I applied some accents with an analog airbrush, Iwata HP-BH and Inspire H2O paint and years later I digitally edited the image in Affinity Photo. RW is outspoken and often is accused of anti-Semitism, but he merely is committed to standing up for the case of the Palestinian people that are direly oppressed. He does not limit his involvement to this case but also supports other cases that he considers to be worthy of support that thus benefit of his renown status.
Besides bonkers celebrities, there are some with substance, among whom is Bob Marley, who transformed Reggae music and elevated it on the world stage to an unprecedented level. BM had something to say and wrapped his message inside his appealing musical interpretations. This was an analog airbrush that I edited in Affinity Photo, decades after I sprayed it on canvas.
Two centuries ago American photographer Gertrude Kasebier visited Indian reservations to photograph Native Americans in their imposed confinement to at least record some of the history that the British and American armed forces tried to wipe from the face of the earth. The reference photo of this young Lakota warrior was a black and white image, since colour photography did not yet exist in those days. His name refers to his sinister skills.
This is an other freehand airbrush of the late great Dutch ballad singer Andre Hazes sprayed with an Iwata HP-BH airbrush gun and Inspire H2O paint on canvas. Later reworked in Affinity Photo and Designer to add skin texture.
This is an old freehand airbrush of the late great Dutch ballad singer Andre Hazes sprayed with an Iwata HP-BH airbrush gun and Inspire H2O paint on canvas. I used Plasticity 3D to make the portrait three dimensional.
Analog freehand airbrush of Peter.
Analog freehand airbrush of Kobus' parents.
Mandalas are among the inevitable type of images artists feel they should paint. Fiddled about with this image with deformers in Inkscape and later edited it in Affinity Photo.
This also is an old analog freehand airbrush sprayed in just over 8 hours as a rush job for EMI records that intended to present Turner this portrait as a gift (which did not happen) for her performance in The Netherlands. I used the Paasche V1 and various brands of paint on Schullershammer airbrush board. I'm not really a fan of her type of music, but moneywise this was quite a profitable assignment....
Inspired by the work of the great Howard Terpning. I found a reference image on the Internet that appealed to me and only later found out that it merely was a cropped part of the painting. As always I added my own details to the painting, the guns, horses, teepees, trees and mountains in the background to be specific.