This is a digital painting of Deryck Whibley from Sum 41 that I created for his 38th birthday, which was on March 21st. The electric guitar in the picture is a custom-made Fender Thinline Telecaster. I was inspired to create this digital band art piece of Deryck since I love Sum 41.
This piece of band art definitely captures Deryck Whibley’s image. There are areas of this masterpiece that are very detailed, which include his Guns ‘N’ Roses tank top, his face, his skin, his hair follicles, along with the highlights and shadows on him and the Fender Thinline Telecaster. There are several details in Deryck’s Fender Thinline Telecaster that make it obvious that the guitar is custom-made. The neck of the guitar is a Fender ‘72 Telecaster Deluxe maple neck, which normally Fender Thinline Telecasters don’t come with. Also, Fender Thinline Telecasters are not usually manufactured in the color of the guitar’s body, nor are they configured the way that Deryck’s guitar is configured with just one humbucker bridge pickup and one volume knob.
The reference image used for this digital painting was taken when Sum 41 played in Germany at Rock im Park in June of 2017.