Monday, November 17, 2008

Nuno Bettencourt!!!!!


I had the pleasure of seeing my favourite band, Extreme, play in Glasgow on Saturday night - it was fantastic! The whole band is hugely talented, but the lead guitarist is a huge inspiration to me, I love his guitar style. So I did this quick sketch in homage to him.

Funny thing, very few people seem to have heard of this band, yet they have some famous songs. Best example would be "More than Words" - everyone knows that one!

Here are some pics from the gig!

If they come by your way, I really recommend checking them out! They put on an awesome show, full of energy.

Anyhoo, Nuno has inspired me to practice my guitar, so until next time!

Ken :D

33 comments:

Charles Goatley said...

Looks like a lot of fun. I've never heard of the band name, but then whenever I've played Guitar Hero I always recognise the choons but never the bands. The picture is ace, though.
And thanks for tagging me!

jesse said...

Thanks Ken!
You've got some great work as well I like your use of color.. something I'm always trying to get better at. Love the grim reaper. That show looked fun, keep up the good work!
Cheers,

Jess

david benzal said...

Cool drawing Ken!
Thanks for your coment.
pd:I will put your address on my blog, if you do not mind.
See you!

Chris Kennett said...

Wow, I didn't know those guys were still around! Great pic.

Natasha Dijkhoff said...

Yo Ken! Cool photo's ;) hehehe...
Love your homage to Nuno btw! Really looks like him! Nuno would be proud of ya!

Peter Breese said...

Great image buddy.

Oh the day's of concerts and outings... seem so long ago (I think that was back when there were still dragons and trolls). I'm glad you're letting me live vicariously through you. Nice photos. I'll have to look into this band.

Cheers!

Carl Knox said...

I wanna see you with a set of Nuno abs too next time we catch up! Get on it!!!

Abby said...

Oh my, that last photo...it's going to be a little harder to sleep tonight. :X

Awesome tribute picture, though!

kencoogan said...

Great sketch Ken, love the energy in it!! Nice photos too! I actually saw these guys live in Dublin in 1991, during their heyday (yikes, that makes me feel old!!!) and they put on an amazing show.
Thanks for the comments!

RAWLS said...

Rock on.

Dave said...

Long time since I've heard of them(don't get much airplay over here). Cool painting, the subtle blur on his hand is a nice touch, almost hear him tapping away at those frets!

Leon Harmon said...

I love the motion you captured in this one, also his facial expression looks like hes really into a solo or something. Great gesture.

shou' said...

Nice, man! Great dynamics. You can absolutely feel the emotion in this piece.

And golden guitars rock ;p

tinylittlesandra said...

Hey Ken, great job on this, I love the texture.

To answer your question... all be it a little late :O) I'm doing... well just finished a design coarse with Imaginism Studios here in Toronto.

Dominic Philibert said...

Very nice painting!
Perry rocks!!!

Ken Chandler said...

You draw some mean hands. I like! Your angel rocks too!

Dan szilagyi said...

Sweet post Mate!

Your last few posts are really tight and you're posting more often then before!
Good job

Thanks for the Tag too, i've spread it around a bit :)

How's work going for you? are you almost done your contract? i'm so waiting for the movie to come out! it's been a while so i've seen some great 2D at the movies.

Cheers~

Fabian said...

Great work you did, you should send it to him! I didn't know that band, but now i will search for them.
Have a great weekend! :)

carguin said...

Hey Thanks for stopping by. Sorry I didn't reply sooner, I mistook you as a different Ken. Anyway, you've got great stuff too. Keep it up!

Ramses said...

Great stuff!

Wynne Chen said...

great painting!!! looks like a great concert too :)

dintoons said...

love your energetic supercool rendering of the guitarist...
ROCK ON!!! :O

Dominic Philibert said...

Just stoppin' by to say Hi and to appreciate your work!
Take care
Dom

bog_art said...

Congratulations my friend!.. I bet it was an amazing expreince!.. great tribute!.. and I loved your last speed painting.. cheers!..

Tobias Schwarz said...

nice drawing!

Andry said...

I don't know this band, but your drawing rocks!

Erika Worthylake said...

It's been a while since I was able to check in, but your blog is overflowing with awesomeness as usual! You must lend me your speed painting skills!

Evan Bonifacio said...

Shreddin licks like its nobodies business!


Sweet post man!

marcobucci said...

great illustration of the guitar guy! Love those hands.

The Facelifter said...

Hey Ken, Top Job!
I didn't realise these guys were still on the go! Extreme were my first rock concert at the SECC and the band that inspired me to pick up a guitar. Hope they tour again soon.

Hope all well with you dude!

C

Javas said...

Rocks!!

And man, that speedpaint down here is gold!

Dark-Huntress Heather said...

Awesome! Just awesome! You have a lot of talent. You really captured Nuno!

Tobias said...

Oh Nuno is my inspiration as a guitar player, there is no other that mixes the things he does into is playing, devine, i can tell you that.

Love the picture, made me want one of myself playing guitar :D up for the task mister?

Love Toby, Norway
tobias.volledal@gmail.com