This is a digital painting of Frank Zummo of Sum 41. I gave a hard copy to him at the meet and greet for when I saw Sum 41 at the Wiltern on May 26th for their 15 year anniversary tour of their album Does This Look Infected.
This piece of band art definitely captures Frank Zummo’s image. There are areas of this masterpiece that are very detailed, such as his tattoos, his facial features, drums, cymbals, and hardware such as the cymbal stands, and the snare stand that is holding up the rack tom placed between the two bass drums.
The method I decided to use specifically for Frank’s tattoos was pointillism because the actual reference image of Frank that I used for this digital painting was taken from a distance, and I wanted to have the entire drum set captured in the picture frame for when I created this masterpiece. On Frank’s right shoulder, if you look closely, you can see some kanji lined up vertically. Everything else tattooed on the rest of his body is not as clear. For everything else such as the drums, cymbals, hardware, and even Frank’s tank top, face, and hat, I did not use pointillism and painted regularly. It would have taken much longer to create a more detailed picture of Frank if I used a close-up reference image of him. Besides from the tattoos, all the specific details in the drums, cymbals, and hardware would have taken forever to complete, so the way this creation was made, including the methods I used, was meant to be.
The reference image used for this digital painting was taken when Sum 41 played in Germany at Rock am Ring in June of 2017.