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Join The Shirtless Painter as this episode we paint a poster of one of the world's great musicians, thats right you guessed it, Kurt Cobain. So why not take off your shirt and paint along with The Shirtless Painter.
- August 16, 2017
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August 16, 2017
Hello and welcome to another episode of, you guessed it,
The Shirtless Painter.
Anyone can paint and anyone can paint anything,
and today in honor of the nineties
I'm going to be teaching you how to paint your
very own custom unique Kurt Cobain poster.
It was a sad time when Kurt Cobain passed,
but we all remember the posters
and today we're going to learn how to paint our own.
So grab a brush, take off your shirt,
and come paint along with me.
Okay so I've got sort of our base laid down here,
just sort of a blue area.
We're going to have the portrait up here
and then we'll have of course
the text information down below.
So I've gone ahead and taped off
just a little area here, that'll be the little fun reveal
that we do just a little bit later.
Okay so the first thing that we're going to do
is get our basic Cobain shape in there,
so I'm going to go ahead and grab my palette knife here
and just sort of start mixing up some nice Cobain color.
So we've got our Caucasian sort of mix here
and I'm going to add a lot of white
'cause he was sort of a pale man, so.
But you can make him whatever color you want to make him.
If you've ever thought it would be cool
to see a Chinese Kurt Cobain, this is your day.
This is all about coloring outside the lines.
And putting your own spin on a classic.
And like they said in the nineties, whatever who cares?
Do whatever you want.
Okay, great so I'm getting a nice sort of Cobain mix here.
And I'm just going to start to map out
using my sponge brush
which is another band from the nineties.
Just kind of the general Cobain shape here,
so this will include skin, hair.
Look at that.
And again you can do it any color you want.
If you wanted to see a green Kurt Cobain, that's your right.
Look at that, wow, right off the bat getting some good hair,
hair work there.
Just get the face area.
And I think today, in honor of the spirit of
whatever man, I don't care, I'm going to go ahead
and make mine more of an abstract Kurt Cobain so.
I encourage you to do whatever
the heck you want to do yourself.
Okay so just kind of fill it in there.
So we've got our general face area here,
sort of a chin
bleeds right into the hair.
And that's okay.
So we'll call that sort of our
I was going to say Cobain skeleton
but that would probably be inappropriate
since he is currently a skeleton.
Okay so let's go ahead and grab our eye brush here,
and go ahead and start painting some eyes.
So like I said I'm doing mine more of an abstract,
in more of an abstract way
so these eyes can be sort of sideways you know.
Abstract just kind of means that
something is crazy and doesn't make sense, so
feel free to use abstraction in your work as well.
With the easel.
Okay so we'll give him a couple eyes like that
and a little more white.
Look at that.
Great, okay so we got our main eye shape.
Let's go ahead and add some hair.
Now we all know Kurt Cobain had those signature
flowing locks of I believe it was blonde hair
so we're going to go ahead and, it's been a while,
go ahead and mix up some nice Cobain blonde here.
You've heard of Kobe beef, well this is Cobain blonde
and we'll mix it right into the skin.
It's the nineties when Bart Simpson was king
and as we all know his hair famously
mixes right into his skin,
so maybe it can be a subtle nod
to constantly naughty boy Bart Simpson.
The boy is constantly naughty.
Sound off in the comments if you've
ever thought about disciplining Bart Simpson.
He might need a little bit of discipline.
Okay so we got some of our hair color mixed in here,
and I'm going to go ahead and grab my hairbrush
which does work as a hairbrush.
You can see it gets it right out of your eyes,
and we'll just go ahead and start,
just sort of start adding just some long,
tendrils of hair here.
This is sort of the Unplugged era
if you remember of course MTV Unplugged, Kurt Cobain
and the boys from Nirvana.
Dave Grohl, and the rest.
We'll just add some more hair in the back.
A little bit of party in the back and the front.
Great, look at that.
So we're going to go ahead and just add,
actually going to grab a little bit...
Gonna grab a little bit of my red here.
And I'm just going to go ahead and mix up some brown
because we need a little bit of brown,
little bit of brown highlights going on in this hair.
I don't want to say Kurt Cobain wasn't a natural blonde, but
that's none of my business.
Okay so we got some nice brown.
And if you're choosing to play with the race of Kurt Cobain
this could be for his skin or you know his beard
if you want to give him a beard or a mustache.
However you think Kurt Cobain would kind of look cool,
not that he didn't look cool already
but would be a fun way to mix it up.
We're all so used to the same old Kurt Cobain.
Sometimes it'd be nice to just see him
sort of get a makeover.
Okay yes, yes queen.
Now if you want to make him some sort of drag queen
that's totally fine too, so we'll just add some roots.
Lay your root down as it were, another nineties classic.
Dark areas up here.
There are a lot of dark areas in Kurt Cobain's life
but right now we're focusing on the dark areas in his hair.
Okay and then we'll just mix some of our brown
with a little bit of our blonde.
Make sort of a little black and tan color
for all you brewers out there.
Jim Breuer, another nineties icon.
He was sort of the Kurt Cobain
of goat boy impressions I guess.
That was sort of his territory and we loved him for it.
May he rest in peace, if he's no longer with us
but I hope he is.
Okay look at that.
Then we'll just sort of add a chin,
the Cobain chin, give him a little butt chin.
So I believe he had maybe blue eyes,
but I'm not totally sure and again it doesn't really matter
so today I'm going to give him...
One blue eye.
Just really get in there with that eyeball color.
And then I'm going to do one green eye,
sort of a nod to David Bowie
who has two different color eyes.
Had two different colored eyes.
Then just mix up your eye green here.
You've heard of iCarly, well this is eye green.
Speaking of green, if you any Austin Powers heads out there
you'll notice in the first film that Seth Green
is wearing a shirt of what we're painting
so that's sort of just a fun little fact
for all you IMDB nerds watching.
I know I am one.
So let's go ahead and Kurt Cobain was not opposed
to wearing makeup once in a while,
nor should you be whether you're a boy or a girl
or don't wear it, I don't care
but I'm going to go ahead and give him
a little bit of just eyelash color here,
just really make it pop, make him look kind of fierce.
So here we go.
give him some nice eyelashes.
Look at that wow.
We knew Kurt Cobain was a beautiful, tortured soul
but did you ever think he could
look this beautiful on the outside?
And we'll go ahead and just give him some,
some beautiful lashes down there.
Look at that.
And then now, now's the fun part.
Every abstract painting of a person
needs a big crazy nose kind of jutting across
the middle of things, so we're going to go ahead and give,
give our friend a nose here.
Okay, that's better.
Okay great, so we'll go ahead and get some of our,
we'll get some of our hair and nose color
and just continue to mix that together.
Again sort of Bart Simpson rules
and I mean that in both ways,
Bart Simpson does rule.
The original bad boy.
Okay so here we go.
Go ahead and...
Sort of incorporate the...
With the upper eyebrow there.
All right great, so I think he's looking pretty good so far
but I think we've got to give him
some mouth and lips from which to sing his songs
such as Come as You Are and others.
So let's go ahead and give him some lips here.
Now in keeping with our sort of...
Screw it man.
Who even cares?
Okay in keeping with our sort of makeup theme here,
I'm going to go ahead and...
Give him some lipstick.
Some nice lips there.
And this is sort of an earth toned lipstick here,
nothing too crazy and while we're at it,
just go ahead and accent his eyebrows just a little bit.
And just give him a little bit more
of a pronounced nose there.
You've heard of the band Hole fronted by his famous wife,
Courtney Love, well this is a nose hole.
So maybe that's where they got their name.
Something tells me it wasn't though.
Okay great, so we got our hole.
Now we gotta, we have him just as sort of
a floating head here but let's go ahead
and give him a signature, signature sweater,
a Kurt Cobain sweater.
So we're just going to leave all the grunge and stuff
on our brush 'cause that'll add a nice
sort of thrift store vibe to the sweater
which I think Kurt would have appreciated
and we'll just mash it into our skin color
because we all know if you wear a garment long enough
it starts to feel like your second skin
or your celebrity skin, oh.
Okay and we'll just lighten that up just a bit.
It's sweater weather in this painting.
Sweater weather in the studio, too.
It's ice cold in here.
Let's go ahead and add the sweater here.
So we'll just start with a shoulder
and just wet it up.
There's nothing worse than a wet sweater,
but in the case of painting sometimes
you need to wet the sweater a little bit, so to speak.
Then we'll just have it kind of hanging down there.
Okay great, all right.
So I think we're off to a good start with the face here.
Let me actually, let me go ahead
and just give him a little bit of a...
You know Kurt Cobain wasn't shaving every day
for the corporate record company man
so I'll give him just a little
stubble on the face.
Was gonna say you big disgrace
but that's a totally other decade and genre.
But another person we lost too soon,
yes Queen is who I'm talking about.
Okay great so I think we're off to the races
with our Kurt here, and just give him
some more little fun highlights.
And then we've got the face but we need the...
Look at that.
Give me a head with hair, that's what they say.
And we'll just add a little bit of a lower lip there.
And lastly we'll just...
Give him one of these, okay great.
So now we're ready to add our text.
Let's go ahead and add the name
of the person we're doing here.
And since it's the nineties and who cares,
I'm just going to use a
Sharpie here instead of a paintbrush
and I think that's okay.
Okay so let's go ahead and get down low here.
So we'll go ahead and do...
Okay well we ran out of room for that
but we'll just kind of do it,
we'll just kind of add it up here.
There are no goof ups,
only pleasant whoopsies, say it with me.
Okay so we just added the rest of our word over here
and no one's the wiser.
Okay, and I don't remember his exact
birth and death dates, but I'm going to have fun with it
and you should too, so don't worry about the math here.
Just kind of give it, give him
a timeline that feels fun to you.
So I'm going to say
Paint water here, don't drink the paint water.
Since we brought him up, I'm going to go ahead
and add my wife as a little Bart Simpson figure
to just kind of hang out in the corner here, so.
Actually, the first thing we should probably do is...
The big reveal.
Remove the tape there, okay.
And have fun with it, flourish it.
Okay and then I'm going to go ahead and add my wife,
just take a little wife white
with a little Bart Simpson yellow.
And we're going to go ahead and just
we'll make little hands creeping over there.
Holding on like one of those little nose guys
that you see on the back of a truck sometimes.
Little bit nose guys, sound off if you like that guy.
And then we're going to go ahead...
And just add Bart Whiteson if you will.
Okay and do as many little spikes as you want.
There's no right or wrong answers there.
Bart Simpson could have one big spike if you want,
that's up to you.
The nineties are over, you make the rules now.
Before it used to be oh it's the nineties,
hey it's the nineties but now it's like
hey it's the nineties, we're old, so.
Kind of makes you think.
Look at that.
Let's go ahead and add the old bulging,
the old bulging white eyes here.
Just some plain eyeball white.
And we'll give it just a dot of black, governor.
And again we'll add some nice eyelashes there.
And to cap it all off, we'll just add a little hint
of my wife's signature red lips
just to let everyone know it's her
and not constantly naughty cartoon boy Bart Simpson.
He's just constantly so naughty, drives me nuts.
All right, I'd say that looks like a pretty good,
pretty unique Kurt Cobain poster.
Man, doing that painting really did stress me out though,
so if you excuse me.
I always keep one on me.
Thanks for joining me today on The Shirtless Painter.
Keep it nineties and I'll see you next time.
Wait hold on.
Hold on, hold on.