When I saw this image of Patrick Stump, the singer songwriter of Fall Out Boy on the band’s Instagram account, I felt that I just had to draw his portrait. The reference image provided me many different challenges, from lighting and textures, to the expression. While the painting itself took several hours, but if you want you can see the a much shorter time lapse on YouTube. The two images can also be seen more easily side by side in this Instagram post
I continued this naturalistic portrait challenge with Fall Out Boy’s drummer, Andy Hurley. This time the new challenge tattoos, as I hadn’t really painted any prior to this. The reference photo for this image is the third image in this post on Fall Out Boy’s Instagram account. The time lapse of the painting process is also available on my YouTube channel. And if you’d like to see the painting and reference side by side, have a look at my Instagram post.
Next portrait up is Pete Wentz, the bassist and lyricist of Fall Out Boy, which is based on an amazing amazing photo by Elliott Ingham, which is the fourth photo in this Instagram post. I found the lighting, colours and contrasts in the are just wonderful, and super inspiring. The time lapse of the has also been made available on YouTube. The drawing and reference image can also be found in this Instagram post.
Unlike the other portraits, the portrait of Fall Out Boy’s guitarist and songwriter Joe Trohman, is painted in more naturalistic colours. Instead my focus was on the shadows, which I continued to paint as a colour rather than using black. The reference image is the sixth image in this post posted on Fall Out Boy’s Instagram account. Lik ethe other images, the time lapse showing the process behind this image has been uploaded to my YouTube channel. It might be easier to see the the two images side by side in my Instagram post.