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Greg Howe Painting by Italiener Greg Howe Painting by Italiener
To make sure you know it: It's a painting and not a photo! :D
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THANKS:
First of all: Thanks for all the new comments, favs and watches! crayonmaniac [link] is truly an angel! Thanks for the support! ;-)


PORTRAIT:
So, here we are:
This time it's not Alessandra Ambrosio or Doutzen Kroes. It's one of my favourite guitar players - Greg Howe. Because of his versatility I cannot say exactly which genre it is. It's instrumental rock, fusion and funk I think. It's a pity that he's not so well-known like Joe Satriani or Steve Vai.


PAINTING
Painting was done in 15 hours. As you can imagine the shirt and guitar (especially the Floyd Rose [thats the vibrato system at the end of the guitar] took a lot of time) but I'm very satisfied with the result.
All done in Photoshop. Used a reference image of Greg.

I hope you like it! ;-)

PS. this time you can download a huge version of the painting! ;-)


GREG HOWE MUSIC:
If you want to listen to him, click here:
- "The Terrace" [link] (Instrumental Rock Ballade in Jeff Beck style)
- "Sunny" [link] (you never heard such a jazzy / funky version of "Sunny"! ;-))

And Greg! If you read this: Please !PLEASE! come to Hannover, Germany! ;-)

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Wanna see more paintings like that? [link]
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Given 2009-09-09
I'm going to let this awesome digital painting speak for itself. Enjoy. Greg Howe Painting by ~Italiener ( Suggested by JoeDieBestie and Featured by Narfmaster )
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Tinybrainhippie Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sorry I'm having troubling from this picture that you post-.......Oh.
Holy mother of shit.
Those Floyd Roses do take alot of time.
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jojo00 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Check this out:
[link]

Amazing! They should have taken a color photo of your painting...

words fail me...
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chris0123 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm amazed!! the level of detail is so incredible. You didn't even forget the hairband near the nut. I've never seen a guitar (and guitarist) so well rendered in a painting. I must confess...15 hours sounds like a short time considering how much detail there is.

I suppose the Floyd was quite a nightmare lol. Just looking at them can cause headaches for several guitarists.....can't imagine what it's like to paint one :)

Your work is as awesome as this man is. Congratulations :)
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filipdinev1 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
it can't be Greg, it's so freaking realistic!!! It's freaking amazing man! I'm also a guitar freak...!
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DHTenshi Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
WOW great attention to detail, of course faving this
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:iconlucus-feriaaa:
Lucus-FeriaaA Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Hobbyist
Einer der besten, super Ausführung mein Lieber ;)
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:iconitaliener:
Italiener Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009   Digital Artist
Hey, danke für'n Comment! ;-)

Grüße aus Hannover
Gerri
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:iconlucus-feriaaa:
Lucus-FeriaaA Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Hobbyist
Hannover ? :) Viele Grüße aus Mülheim an der Ruhr, hüstel ^_^

Magst du auch Steve Vai ? Der war mein erster Gitarrenheld.
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Italiener Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009   Digital Artist
Huch? Jemand mit gutem Musikgeschmack!? ;-)
Also bei Vai ist das so ne Sache... ich finde einige seiner Lieder g.e.n.i.a.l. z.B. "OOOO", "The Blood and Tears", "Building the church" oder natürlich auch "For the love of god". Aber ein richtiger Vai-Fan bin ich nicht. Dann eher Satriani (ich hab sein Ibanez Signature-Modell :D - dann muss man ihn ja irgendwie mögen), obwohl ich den auch mittlerweile weniger höre. Die letzten Alben waren nicht mehr so innovativ. Dann eher Andy Timmons, Neal Schon (Gitarrist von Journey), Mark Knopfler, John Mayer, Richie Kotzen, Rodrigo y Gabriela und Steve Lukather von Toto. ...und so viele andere aus allen Stilrichtungen... :-)

Zupfste selber die Seiten an der Gitarre? ;-)


Grüße
Gerri
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Lucus-FeriaaA Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Hobbyist
Cool, endlich mal wieder ein Musikfreak wie ich ! :D lach Ja, ich spiele und komponiere schon lange, bin aber sehr kritisch mir selbst gegenüber, aber was soll man machen ? Meine Mucke kannste bei Bedarf hier anhören [link]

Okay, freut mich dass du auch Steve Lukather und Satch magst, die haben einen tollen Sinn für epische Melodien, aber meine eigene Liste sehe etwas anders aus:
1- Devin Townsend (Alleskönner)
2- Frank Zappa (Legende !)
3- Allan Holdswoth (Fusionmeister !)
4- Ron Jarzombek (Steve Vai und Disney inspiriert)
5- Muhammed Suiçmez (sehr schneller, aber sauber gespielter Death Metal, ich hab sowas noch nie vorher gehört)
- vielleicht Shawn Lane, aber der ist mir zu perfect :D
- und Jun Senoue, kennt niemand, aber der hat den genialen Soundtrack zu Sonic von Sega geschrieben

Liste erstellen macht immer Spaß ^^
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Italiener Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009   Digital Artist
Musikfreak, ja, das passt total! ;-) Zappa ist natürlich eine Legende. Wie konnte ich ihn vergessen! ;-) Holdswoth ist nicht ganz so mein Fall, obwohl ich Fusion sehr gerne höre. Muss mir wohl mehr von ihm anhören...

Sag mal, wie lernste denn Gitarre? Autodidaktisch? Irgendwelche Tipps für jemanden, der nicht so recht weiß, wie er am effektivsten lernen kann? Haste gute Websites oder Licks für mich parat? ;-) Bin für jede Hilfe dankbar! ;-)

Deine Mucke hör ich mir morgen mal auf der Arbeit an! ;-)

Grüße
Gerri
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:iconlucus-feriaaa:
Lucus-FeriaaA Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Hobbyist
Uhm, in meinen Fall hatte ich jahreslangen Gitarrenunterricht, aber ich war nie der fleißige Schüler. Musikunterricht ist fein, aber üb nur das was dir wirklich am Herzen liegt bzW. was macht dir Spaß macht !

An Links kann ich dir [link]
[link]
[link]
empfehlen, sowie das Programm Guitar Pro, mit dem du dir alle möglichen Tabualturen ansehen kannst. Hoffe ich konnte helfen ^_^
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:iconitaliener:
Italiener Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009   Digital Artist
Hey! Ultimate-Guitar kenn ich, die anderen nicht. Dank dir dafür! Guitar Pro habe ich natürlich! Aber wenn du von Andy Timmons was nachspielen willst ist's egal, ob du das Programm drauf hast oder nicht - seine Songs sind mir einfach noch zu hoch... ;-)

Grüße
Gerri
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Ralpad Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
awesome
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FalyneVarger Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
The texture for the graphics on the shirt are especially amazing! Well done!
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:iconitaliener:
Italiener Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009   Digital Artist
Hey Rachel! Thanks for your comment and the :+fav: ;-)
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FalyneVarger Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
Most welcome!
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Fjordian Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
This is an awesome work. It's hard to believe it's a painting. It looks so real. The amount of detail is incredible. Stunning.

I like Greg Howe, although my favourite guitarist is Allan Holdsworth. He's something else! Jeff Beck is another master guitarist. I love his tone. His "Live at Ronnie Scott's" DVD is wonderful.

You're an extremely talented artist. I'm sure you have a great future ahead of you. All the best. :)

Yan
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Italiener Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, Yan! Well, I used a reference for the painting. Otherwise it wouldn't be possible (for me) to catch all the details! But it's completely painted! :-)

You're the second guy who told me from Allan Holdsworth. I will listen to him NOW! ;-)

Again: Thank you so much for your comment, mate! ;-)
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Fjordian Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
You're very welcome. It's fantastic artwork. You've captured an incredible amount of detail. It's inspiring to see artwork of such high quality. :)

Yes, Holdsworth is brilliant. I've seen him live a few times, and nothing compares to the experience. You can check him out on YouTube. Here's a clip - [link] The DVD that clip comes from is superb, and features - Alan Pasqua (keys), Chad Wackerman (drums), and Jimmy Haslip (bass).

Enjoy! :D

Yan
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:iconitaliener:
Italiener Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009   Digital Artist
Hey Yan! I will do that! Promised! I love it to discover new music! ;-)
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:iconfjordian:
Fjordian Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
That's good. I'd like to know what you think. :)

Yan
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Harrista Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
ha i know im not the only one who thought "that's a cool shot"
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:iconitaliener:
Italiener Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009   Digital Artist
hehe... thanks a lot, mate! ;-)
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DerpNukem Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
:O i thought it was a photo! i just love the level of realism in this
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:iconitaliener:
Italiener Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm happy that you like/love it! ;-)
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SubterfugePhotos Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Student Photographer
Holy god. That is amazing.
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:iconitaliener:
Italiener Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009   Digital Artist
mmhh... I'm an agnostic... but anyway thanks for your comment!! :D
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SubterfugePhotos Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Student Photographer
I don't even believe in god... but that's besides the point. You're amazing.
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Otacon144 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Student Filmographer
Sweet Jesus!
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:iconliquidglow:
liquidglow Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
OMG You are amazingly talented! I'm practically speechless over how amazing this is...
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:iconitaliener:
Italiener Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009   Digital Artist
I'm glad that you like it! THX for the comment! ;-)
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:iconcold-hearted-world:
cold-hearted-world Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
you sir,
are now the man.
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:iconitaliener:
Italiener Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009   Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm proud to be a man! :-) Thanks a lot for your comment, sir! ;-)
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cold-hearted-world Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
haha.
thats ma'am to you.
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aladecuervo Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Amaaaaazing :clap: :ohmygod: :wow: :#1:
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Italiener Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm happy that you like it! ;-)
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aladecuervo Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
yes, your work is awesome :#1:
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Girolamo Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
woooooooow the only part that looks likwe a paintng is the bottom left
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:iconitaliener:
Italiener Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009   Digital Artist
Yeah I know. It was the last part that was to do. I was tired and maybe a little bit lazy at the end! ;-) Thanks for your comment, mate!
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Anji-was-here Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
oh, that's... wow.
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Sesshomaru9771 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
Very nicely done, I love the guitar ^^
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:iconitaliener:
Italiener Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009   Digital Artist
Me too! But I think I won't buy a guitar with a floyd rose anymore... :-)
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Sesshomaru9771 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
Why is that??
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:iconitaliener:
Italiener Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009   Digital Artist
Why? Because you cannot easily tune down the guitar. And if you want to install new strings it takes soooo much time... and another reason is: I don't use the vibrato very often... ;-)
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Sesshomaru9771 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
You have a vibrato? Yay's mine doesn't :(
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:iconitaliener:
Italiener Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009   Digital Artist
Almost every Ibanez JS-Series has a floyd rose! ;-) The only model without a trem is the JS 1600 I think...
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Sesshomaru9771 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
hmmmm, All I need is a guitar with a pickboard, fingerboard, whammy bar, and vibrato, and I'll be all good XD
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Rin-Aron Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
:jawdrop:
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Hallies-Comet Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
This is amazing, I would love to be even in the same league as you, and am certainly humbled by your technique and your attention to detail and proportions. Wonderful work, Amazing value, and amazing skill. You well earned the fave and watch!
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