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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

First of all: Thanks for all the new comments, favs and watches! crayonmaniac [link] is truly an angel! Thanks for the support! ;-)

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 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! ;-)

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! ;-)

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 )
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.
jojo00 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Check this out:

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

words fail me...
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 :)
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...!
DHTenshi Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
WOW great attention to detail, of course faving this
Lucus-FeriaaA Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Hobbyist
Einer der besten, super Ausführung mein Lieber ;)
Italiener Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009   Digital Artist
Hey, danke für'n Comment! ;-)

Grüße aus Hannover
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.
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? ;-)

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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