“Monster” – Hayley Williams

  • Work time: 7 hours
  • Media used: Photoshop CS6, Wacom Graphire tablet

This is a piece I found while gathering my WIPs. At the time I didn’t think it was finished, but I just needed time away from it to see that it is.

Anyway, it’s Hayley Williams, the lead singer of Paramore. It’s a shot from their music video for “Monster”. It’s one of my favorite songs of theirs.

I love doing portraits of people. At one point my high school art teacher told me I should be one of those portrait artists that sits in the park. Whether or not it was meant as a compliment, I’m not sure. Regardless, I think it’s just because I’m very good at copying what I see. I’ve always dubbed myself a “maker” as opposed to a “creator”. I’m not imaginative or creative enough to come up with things off the top of my head, but replicating is where I excel. I used to be ashamed of this fact, but I know now that I should take pride in being able to capture what I see onto canvas.

Here’s the progress gif.