Art Attack: A Portrait of Jesse PinkmanMarch 4, 2015
When you see a piece of artwork that you enjoy, it isn’t often that you think about the process that has gone into creating the piece, whether it is sculpting a material, building something or coloring to get everything looking just right, artists can invest hours and hours into one piece until they are finally satisfied with their work and consider it a final piece. It is truly a labor of love.
David McAllister loves to leave his fans on his Facebook page guessing as he begins a piece of work, laying down the foundation that will become a photo-realistic piece of work. David loves including his fans in on the step-by-step work that it takes to create his pieces, allowing them to be as much a part of it as he is and in real time as well. He believes it is not only a great way to show off a work in progress, but it allows fans to see the creative process come to life.
For the piece pictured below, a portrait of Jesse Pinkman of Breaking Bad fame (played by actor Aaron Paul), David tells us that he usually picks what he will draw or paint based on actors that he likes. His past portraits have included Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes and Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon in The Walking Dead Simon Pegg as Gary King in The World’s End and even an iconic painted portrait of Spider-Man. This specific piece of Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman took David about 24 hours to complete and it is comprised of water-based acrylic paints on a 16×20″ canvas. David doesn’t just use paint though to complete his work; he is also often seen using PrismaColor pencil crayons on sketchbook paper to bring images of people like the late Robin Williams to life.
David shows off all of his work on his Facebook page and offers all of his one of a kind artwork for sale. All we can say after seeing this incredible portrait is “Yeah, bitch!”
[Images courtesy of David McAllister]