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Matthew Bellamy Portrait by Orangetavi Matthew Bellamy Portrait by Orangetavi
Came across this music video, Muse - Uprising, while browsing youtube and I liked the lighting in it and felt compelled to paint it :3 I dont experiment much with different kinds of lighting, so this was good practice. I loooovvee hard lighting that makes the face all dark and contrasty. I like that the eyes are barely visible. It adds a sense of mysteriousness :]

Im happy with how it came out. Its not perfect and I can see mistakes, but I'm glad to know that I can do these kinds of things. Its fun spotting out the subtle colors that you wouldnt think to see and seeing how colors work next to each other, like the warmer tones that appear yellow in the background are actually closer to magenta.

I'll probably do more of these paintings from music videos I find. It was done quite fast and it was really good practice.

(Done in Paint tool SAI)
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kirateufel Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sexy <3
TheDovahBrine Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why the the world do you not have more comments views and favourites? This is lovely! Your art style is astonishing, and gorgeous. My best friend loves this band and he cannot stop raving over this picture you've drawn! <3 
Meegatsu Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
just 30 favs?! D*MN!!!
this is awesome!
1-i love muse
2- i really love muse
3- this is so well done

this deserve mooooar favs


the colors are awesome! i'm actually trying to draw him and for be more specific, i'm using a brush like this (i'm using a brush called "spray") and everything was fine 'till i start drawing the face, the colors of the human skin are like a big problem for me.... i never had problems with the colors untill i started to practice drawing humans.... i think i really need help with that O^O....

good style by the way! i like the difference between the style of the face and the style of the hair!

(and i think that i can see his left eye XD!)
Jens8550 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
nice technique. Love the painting and of course the band :)
frostybiite Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
How long did it take you to complete this piece? :3
Orangetavi Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I took break in between it, but about 7-10 hours total? xD I'm not sure..
Apocali Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
What was the hardest part of working on this painting?
Orangetavi Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Probably trying to discover how to render the hair, but after getting the hang of it, it was actually pretty easy :] the power of practice!
The-Blue-Pangolin Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For doing faceshots from music videos, I immediately thought of Lady Gaga's Judas, where she has her face so close to the camera with all that elaborate make-up on. That would definitely be fun to try to color correctly!
Xaos-Wolf Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work, Tavi. (Gotta love Muse)
Never know where to start with anything painterly. My brain gets muddles before I get anywhere. :icondragonerrplz:
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