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Jonathan Allen Portrait – Completed Shirt

Jonathan Allen Portrait – Completed Shirt

Not much to update except that Jonathan's arms and shirt are done. This portrait is coming along a lot faster than what I was working on previously. Part of it is the size is smaller but, primarily, I have taken a lot of pressure off myself for this one. It has been a...

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Finished base layer on Tyler

Finished base layer on Tyler

I have now completed the base layering on Tyler (finally). He is actually coming together really well so far. I don't have to do too much detail work on his face or even his clothing. The most detail work will be spent on his red beanie. The most exciting part for me...

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Jonathan Allen’s Portrait

Jonathan Allen’s Portrait

While Josh and Tyler's portraits have been drying, I decided to start on a portrait of Jonathan Allen. Jonathan Allen is Mutemath's new bassist for this upcoming album tour. He is someone who the band have known for a long time. He actually played bass for Mutemath...

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Progress on Josh

Progress on Josh

I can already tell from working on the base layer on Josh that he is going to be a tricky portrait. This will probably be my hardest portrait yet. Much like Darren King's portrait, Josh's is a perfect side profile. Side profiles, I find, are only second in difficulty...

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Progress on Tyler

Progress on Tyler

I have made quite a bit of progress on Tyler's portrait. He is coming together rather quickly. This is one of the few instances where the sketch on the canvas ended up being mostly correct! Typically, there's something wrong with it, usually dealing with proportions...

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New sketches

New sketches

I decided to not be cryptic on whose portraits I was going to be working on next. I have chosen Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun of Twenty One Pilots. It seemed like a natural fit from work on the Mutemath portraits. There is a lot of crossover in fan base after Twenty One...

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