That is gorgeous! His expression LOL I love it! Those beautiful sweet eyes! And all the color! It just looks amazingly awesomely real! You've captured Gerard perfectly, as always! And I positively love the swirly color background, and his smile, and absolutely his eyes.
I was like- Dayum, that's a good painting. It's amazing, and I could leave it at that. Then I was all like.... WAIT A MINUTE. IS THAT.... IS.... IS THAT AN AMERICAN IDIOT. GREEN DAY. HEART GRENADE. Just made it all the more perfect.
Hehehe... This made me giggle like I was getting tickled XD Let's see!!! Where to start... okay. the background. i effing LOVE that you chose colors. i mean like... snowy, soft colors *3* and you managed to keep the white spatter marks off his face! that was a good choice, to me. it's like "every snowflake's different (just like you)" but... also happy thoughts!!!! XD which, as you know, is my icon.
It's interesting where you choose to put solid detail in, like the jacket, his face/skin tone, the shirt... and where you let the color just fill it in (hair, background). It works really well, i wish i could pin point why exactly. you've always managed to pull that off very nicely. @.o sometimes i feel like i should find something to criticize so my commentary isn't boring and redundant!!! hmmm uhhhh how about.. uhhhh.... ....
wanna try a full body in watercolor/acrylics? o.o;;; i know you do comic/cartoon/manga style in full body --which is gorgeous too!--but hmmm as much as i love the melting effect, it'd be interesting to see a solid full body piece. @.@;;; *i swear its not 'cause i want to see a full body gerard in your style. ok yes it is XD * like, a real scene. with a background. challenge more? how about not just gerard. what about... like a painting of desolation row? 0.0;;; am i pushing it...
ok ok!!! anyhow!! i was having a testing night and this really made me think happy thoughts. so, thank you.
Thank you sooooo very much hehe yeah it would be cool to do a full body piece! I've even thought about it yesterday xD, as I saw a picture of Gerard from a Danger Days photoshoot I thought about it to draw the whole band as well... (seems like you are reading my mind o__o haha) I have so many ideas right now and little time x(