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Starman by kellymckernan Starman by kellymckernan

I also have a time-lapse video from creating this piece you can watch here: youtu.be/TG-vTDJn_V8

I am one of those that created a portrait of David Bowie on the day of his death," she says, "I have never been so moved to express my gratitude for a person's existence (whom I don't even know personally) upon their passing as I was for David Bowie. He was the embodiment of visionary genius. There are musicians, actors, singers, writers, and artists, but few manage to cover the amount of creative ground that he did and in such an influential way. While painting this portrait, I listened to his new album 'Blackstar' on repeat, interpreting the lyrics as his final farewell. The process of painting his portrait became a method for grieving his loss and I came out of it so appreciative of him and his extensive contribution to the world. 

The original piece measures 7" x 8" and was painted in watercolor and gouache.

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coubone Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Student General Artist
I love this
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Frank-Jaspers Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Professional Writer
"I'm just an individual who doesn't feel that I need to have somebody qualify my work in any particular way. I'm working for me." David Bowie
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LULUdikak Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016
There really is a Starman waiting in the sky now.
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LiverspotRobot Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Did you use salt? It's great
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WellofMike Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
What a perverse print! Full of nudity and nipples and gratuitous sexual content... (Sorry-- I saw your Instagram post regarding the FB "censorship" and couldn't resist). :)

Love the painting--It's a great tribute to a great artist. Beautiful work, as always.
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