The Royalty Art Series
The following illustrations are pop culture figures, icons, entertainers and public figures I selected for this royalty art series. The art series represent luxury, fashion, beauty, creativity and modern royalty. Creating the royalty art series was inspired by the Art Nouveau era in illustration periods. The style of painting also emphasizes symbolism, zodiac references, and inspiration from Jean-Micheal Basquiat.
Skin Tones, Color, and Texture
I use two different methods when painting the skin for some of the illustrations. I sometimes sample skin colors or use the traditional oil painting technique, which involves blending the main colors used for painting the human skin.
- Yellow Ochre -Bright Yellow
- Ultramarine Blue – Royal Blue
- Titanium White – Plain White
- Crimson Red – Bright Red
Along with these hues I use black to blend and mix the colors to get the tones I desire in making each piece. Although some of the art pieces the skin is stylize or metalic in appearance because I make them reflective and shiny deliberately.
Close-up of Miguel The Singer/Musician
The process for each of the artworks has taken between 20-26 hours of painting/revision. Certain pieces I would take a break from for about two days and later come back to with fresh eyes as well as a renewed mind. Taking time away is very important because it allows me to see what I would consider flaws that I was unpleased with and correct them visually.
The Birth of The Royalty Art Series
All In The Details
Painting each figure requires a very attentive mindset and precision regarding lighting the figures.
Creating all of the artworks in this series required a lot of time and research on each artwork illustrated. Finding information on their hobbies, birthdates and things that interest them was one of the most difficult things to do before creating the illustrations. The crystals pertain to each art piece and are symbolic to each one.
Crystals and Birth Stones
Progressively with the creation of each piece in the series the techniques and detail focus on the artworks continue to develop.
A List Of Each Illustration In The Royalty Art Series Found On The Kenalsworld Blog
Details on the inspiration for each artwork can be found in the following posts pertaining to each artwork.
The Rock and Kevin Hart Drawing Art & Illustration
One of The Most Beautiful FKA Twigs Art Illustrations
SZA Drawing Art, Illustration and Digital Painting
Zoe Kravitz Drawing Art, Illustration and Digital Painting
Willow Smith Art Illustration, Drawing, and Digital Painting
Rihanna Art Illustration, Drawing, and Digital Painting
Two kings Artwork | Ian and Trevor Jackson Drawing Art & Illustration
Zendaya Drawing Art, Illustration and Digital Painting
Vitiligo Model Winnie Harlow Digitally Painted In Silver and Gold
Art Prints Available
All of the illustrations are available in print via the store page. Prints available on canvas, paper, metal and acrylic.