this commission is a companion to the Slug i painted last month. i was asked to paint a portrait of another Rhymesayer, Brother Ali in the same style. while i often find it very difficult to paint faces i’m not familiar with, this one was based on an excellent photo, which had really good shadows and highlights, allowing me to play with several grades, and make a more realistic looking piece. the lyrics were taken from a song, “Puppy Love” . the painting itself is about 15.5 x 20 inches and done in acrylic. here’s a shot of it next to the Slug:
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