This is a digital painting of Jason “Cone” McCaslin from Sum 41 that I created for his 38th birthday, which was on September 3rd. The bass in the picture is a Fender Precision Bass. I was inspired to create this digital band art piece of Cone since I love Sum 41.
This piece of band art definitely captures Jason “Cone” McCaslin’s image. There are areas of this masterpiece that are very detailed, such as his collared shirt, the buttons and pins on his shirt, the strap for his bass, his facial features, hair follicles, and tattoos along with the highlights and shadows on him and the Fender Precision Bass. It is obvious that the bass is worn, since you can start to see scratch marks in the wood and other areas where paint is chipped off and the core wood of the bass can be seen.
On Cone’s right arm, you can see a parachuter jumping out of a crashing biplane, and below are a king and queen that look similar to the kings and queens you would normally see on playing cards. On his left arm are red letters that spell out his last name, but only the first three letters, which are M and two C’s, can be seen due to the image’s perspective. In fact, the lowercase C in McCaslin is attached to the uppercase M, creating an interesting looking letter. Above the tattoo of Cone’s last name in red, are several shades of blue, which in fact is the night sky background for his tattoo of witches flying on broomsticks that cannot be seen since the sleeve of his shirt is covering the flying witches. Below the tattoo of Cone’s last name in red is a leafless tree with widespread branches along with a gate and some shadows behind it. Underneath the tree is a silhouette of a human-like figure that appears to be approaching the tree, but it is still unclear what the other shadowy figures next to the human silhouette are.
The reference image used for this digital painting was taken when Sum 41 played in Switzerland at Greenfield in June of 2017.