CREEP - Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke in b&w acrylic on 16" x 12" canvas (DEC 2013)

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Been listening to a few of my old musical influences lately, one of which being Radiohead, so I’ve decided to paint Thom Yorke (as he looked during Radiohead’s peak because when I searched for images it scared me how much he has aged, the beard and long straggly hair don’t do him any favours!)

thom-yorke-radiohead

 

And this is the start, a twenty minute sketch on the standard 16″ x 12″ canvas (02/12/13)…
Creep sketch

 

And the first paint was applied a little later, taking about 40 mins (02/12/13)…
Creep 1hr

 

An hour and a half spent today on some more shading, reshaping, ear and some eye detail (03/12/13)…
Creep 2.5hrs

Came back to it a little later after working on forehead and did another hour, concentrating on the nose and lips (05/12/13)…
Creep 4.5hrs

And all done, finishing touches done this morning. Took about 8.5 hours in total (08/12/13)…
Creep

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