The finished painting:
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This isn't really a political work, I just like DJ Afrojack, but it is in a propaganda style. This was commissioned as a gift for him from a friend. It was a fun work to do.
First I made a red background. Red is a key color for defining authority.
Then I made a rough outline of Afrojack's face, and started on the pants, and allowed the layer to dry.
Then I came back with another layer and other deatails. He is holding cards now, and I outlined the Grammy to commeorate his win. He likes playing poker, but I thought any plays on the "jack" in his name would be too cliche. He looks like something out of a James Bond movie now.
I worked on more details and put the text in yellow that says "Afrojack".
Finally I cleaned up the fine details, such as his trademark glasses, to finish the work. It took me a couple days, but I enjoyed the process and the way it turned out. See the finished painting here: http://www.nadiakhuzina.com/khuzinastudios/portraits/dj-afrojack-grammy.jpg.php