This is a digital painting of Mark Hoppus of blink-182 that I created for his 46th birthday on March 15th. Mark is seen playing his custom-built Fender Jaguar Bass, which was painted by artist Greg “Craola” Simkins. This was my first digital band art.
I was inspired to create this digital painting of Mark Hoppus since I love blink-182, and I ended up seeing them that following Saturday at Musink Tatfest in Costa Mesa. I look up to Mark Hoppus as an inspiration for being an amazing bassist and musician, since I play the bass guitar and I’ve always wanted to be in a rock band and jump around on stage like how Mark does.
The digital band art creation definitely captures Mark Hoppus’s image, despite that the brush strokes are a bit rough and are not super defined upon close inspection. The bass that Mark is playing is a Fender Jaguar Bass which Greg Simkins painted consists of a design of both an octopus and honeycombs from bees, which were combined to create a cool artistic combination. The shirt that Mark is wearing with the octopus on it is from his clothing brand Hi My Name Is Mark. The reference image used for this digital painting was taken when blink-182 played in Houston, Texas at RodeoHouston in March of 2017.