Making of Cobain

Posted By on Mar 8, 2016 | 2 comments


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“I’d be lucky if I only live till 27” – Sedroc

Unfortunately this time I screwed up, and deleted most of the WIP pictures I took while painting.

I had a lot of fun making this piece, there’s no particular reason I did, but it came as a coincidence that Kurt’s birthday was last month, but still a coincidence, I’ve been wanting to make this one since ancient times and I finally did.

Most people might not realize that over the past weeks I’ve started painting in a whole different way, although the end result might look similar. Usually I approached my paintings going from light to dark, painting all parts of the whole image, and then a darker layer over the whole image… you can see what I’m talking about in the making of David.


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This time however you can see, that I began working fully on a specific area of the painting, the eye, and ended up with pretty much the final details, before I move on to the next area, usually I go from one eye, to the other, then the nose, the mouth, then the whole face and ears, and then the neck and chest.

before this I painted the full body, then the hair, and i was done.

Check out “Cobain” Timelapse



There is a 15 seconds version at my instagram @tylerrevenant if you like to see progress quickly!


Tyler Revenant

Watercolor Portrait Expresionist


  1. In three months, it will have been 21 years since Kurt Cobain’s death, and you’d have thought there would be nothing left to say about the life and work of the late Nirvana frontman. But once you’ve seen Brett Morgen’s documentary,

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