Janelle Monae

March 28, 2010


Janelle Monae, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Oil on Canvas, 2010

So, Janelle Monae is pretty amazing.
I saw her live for the first time a couple weeks ago here in Philadelphia.
And I was blown away. Blooown away.
I did this portrait in about 2 hours. I try to paint pretty quickly when I’m making these time-lapse videos. I’ll probably go back into the painting later to just clean it up – add more details, fix anything that needs to be fixed, check the proportions of her face, etc…

Check out the video!

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5 Responses to “Janelle Monae”

  1. easy said

    i’m wit the eyebrows and bottom left corner of the background especially. yup.

  2. Melissa said

    I saw her last year in Brooklyn when she opened for Of Montreal. The crowd was blown away.

    Great job! :)

  3. Love Janelle, love “Tightrope,” love your art… thanks for sharing this!

  4. Frutuoso said

    Wonderful paint!

    Kisses, from Brazil!

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