Son House Portrait


Painted this morning with mah little Wacom tablet and Photoshop. From a reference photo.

Son House was an influential Delta blues musician, and composed one of my favourite songs – Death Letter. Watch him lay it down.


  1. Brad Touesnard

    Great work brotha! Did you paint that Son House portrait digitally from scratch, or did you sketch it first?

  2. Luke

    Thanks! Yeah I did it digitally from scratch. I found a black and white reference photo that I kept inside my Photoshop file and painted this larger version beside it.

    Painting it at a larger scale makes me feel less like a digital photocopier, although it would be a lot easier to paint a 1:1 scale, since I could just put them side by side and figure out all the dimensions / angles that way.

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