This is a digital painting of Dave “Brownsound” Baksh from Sum 41 that I created for his 38th birthday, which was on July 26th. The electric guitar in the picture is a PRS S2 Singlecut Semi-Hollow guitar. I was inspired to create this digital band art piece of Dave since I love Sum 41.
This piece of band art definitely captures Dave “Brownsound” Baksh’s image. There are areas of this masterpiece that are very detailed, such as his Dimebag Darrell tank top, his pants, his armband, the strap for his guitar, his facial features, hair follicles, tattoos, and the folds in his tank top and pants along with the highlights and shadows on him and the guitar. The shadows and highlights are clearly defined by the brush strokes for Dave’s skin tones and clothes, especially his pants, which look a bit harsh upon close inspection since the colors do not fade into a gradient and instead are more solid and distinguishable.
It is unclear from a distance what some of the tattoos on his right arm are, due to the brightness of the image and where the light directly hits. If you look closely, you can see what look like waves on Dave’s right forearm, along with a heroine figure just above the waves and partially a skull wearing a chef’s hat with a fork behind it that is surrounded by banners reading “Skinny Chef” and “Trust”. Also, you will see the letters W, O, R, and K tattooed individually on each finger of Dave’s right hand, spelling out ‘WORK’. On Dave’s left arm you can see a dark red star outlined in black that is cut off by the neck of the guitar.
The reference image used for this digital painting was taken when Sum 41 played in Germany at Rock im Park in June of 2017.