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Homage to my absolute favorite band, ever - the incredible Matt Bellamy, front man of MUSE. :worship:

I came across this wonderful photograph a while back: [link] taken by James Porteous and had the uncontrolable urge to paint it! So after a little emailing, James was kind enough to let me take a stab at painting his wonderful shot. Thank you James! : )

Muse are by far my favorite band, their music means a lot to me and always inspires. :heart: So I had to do some Muse art eventually. Plus my gallery seriously needs more guys - so Matt was my victim!

This was so much fun. The guitar was an absolute bitch to paint and I won't be painting another any time soon D: There's too many fabulous songs to name this after but I decided to go with one of my favorite songs - Starlight.

Photoshop CS3
Wacom Intuos 3
reference photo is © James Porteous [link] and is not to be used in any way without prior, written consent.

Listenned to Muse, naturally! :horns:
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PencilFromCydonia's avatar
he looks like a video game elf here xD but still I like this painting!
ilaaaria's avatar
"Time Is Running Out" was their first song that I have heard and I fell in Little Pixel Heart  about this band. 
I was fourteen and was looking for something different from the usual songs...
I was listening also: Coldplay, U2 and Oasis

ps: I really love the guitar's sound in their songs , often is so "theatrical"
Fabienne-Elea's avatar
Omg that's great <3
onomisha's avatar
Awesome .....what wonderful work .....💙
Raqalien's avatar
aaaah omg in love 
Grigori77's avatar
:nod: Yes, Muse are the kings of awesome.  They're my go-to band when I'm writing - with the exception of Tool, I can't find any other band whose music is SO CONDUCIVE to the creative process ... :love:
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Ill tell you , its always a pleasant surprise when I look at someones gallery because their stuff is awesome and come across Matt Bellamy. Just goes to show muse fans are talented and have amazing taste :)
Narikoh's avatar
AWESOME! :headbang:

they're my favorite band too! :D
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Tretey's avatar
Absolutely fantastic! :D
daChelissius's avatar
would it be okay if I made a painting using this amazing piece as a reference ?
I would be sooooo thrilled :D
Klodia007's avatar
I love him))))))))))))))))
Beautiful work))))))
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i love matt
great work
E30X's avatar
wwwwwwwwoooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww very nice :)
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Matthew ... awesome *
danimusuem's avatar
:O This is amazing! I love it :D
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OMG!I love this work :3
Amika-Crystacia's avatar
this. is. stunning! i'm sure you don't need me to tell you you're incredibly talented, and this is just perfect!
Assita's avatar
Muse is also for me the best band of this century!!
WMD-Photography's avatar
This is awesome. So cool to see such a great artist draw such a great artist. :)
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Muse are the best!
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Wow the lighting and coloring is amazing
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