Portrait of Bob the Drag Queen

Painting title: Portrait of Bob the Drag Queen by Kurtis Edwards

Bob the Drag Queen is a legendary performer and personality. She is one of my favorite people. I kept the composition simple to focus on shading and facial dimensions. I paid close attention to not lightening her skin tone and respecting her heritage but also contrasting the gold dress and blue background.

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For the Likes

Painting title: For the Likes by Kurtis Edwards

Take it how you want. You either give everything to social media, or it takes everything from you. In the end, you are left naked and hollow. I wanted to make this a simple composition at its core. The image is more about the message. Times Square took forever to put together, I think the perspective is off just a bit. Overall, I think I did well with shading and depth. I am also improving on drawing/painting the human form. I wish I could trust in shapes and form and go a bit more abstract, but I think that will come with experience.

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Energetic Vibing

Painting title: Energetic Vibing by Kurtis Edwards

I wanted to work with red and surrealism. The reflections and shading are on point, in my opinion. Especially around the Dyson sphere. I wish I had focused more on the clouds and bubbles. Overall, the painting achieves what I hoped it would and feels like that person is floating on oil.

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The Sentinel Tree

Painting title: The Sentinel Tree by kurtis Edwards

The client wanted a landscape of a lone tree. They also wanted an optical illusion of the tree to be shaped like a portrait. Colors in yellow, blue, and green. I hope I conveyed want the client wanted. I appreciate the lower hills with smokestacks and hints of farmland. I think I did a pretty decent job with lighting and perspective. Much respect.

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