My tribute to the awesome bassist Paul Gray of Slipknot who passed away 2010. I really liked the photo this is based on, Paul seems almost shy with his pose
Slipknot has always been one of my absolute favourite bands, and is in fact the band that got me to listening metal music in general. I really hope I can still some day see the guys performing live, I never have... I might be doing similar pieces of the whole band eventually.
Done on a page of my sketchbook (A5 paper, HB, 2B and 4B pencils used). I really should get some better paper for the pieces I spend more time with, you can really see the grainy texture the rough sketch paper has. Tweaked ever so slightly in PS to get the contrast right. Photo reference used from a picture I found online.