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s t a r l i g h t by Charlie-Bowater s t a r l i g h t by Charlie-Bowater
Homage to my absolute favorite band, ever - the incredible Matt Bellamy, front man of MUSE. :worship:

I came across this wonderful photograph a while back: [link] taken by James Porteous and had the uncontrolable urge to paint it! So after a little emailing, James was kind enough to let me take a stab at painting his wonderful shot. Thank you James! : )

Muse are by far my favorite band, their music means a lot to me and always inspires. :heart: So I had to do some Muse art eventually. Plus my gallery seriously needs more guys - so Matt was my victim!

This was so much fun. The guitar was an absolute bitch to paint and I won't be painting another any time soon D: There's too many fabulous songs to name this after but I decided to go with one of my favorite songs - Starlight.

Photoshop CS3
Wacom Intuos 3
reference photo is © James Porteous [link] and is not to be used in any way without prior, written consent.

Listenned to Muse, naturally! :horns:
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ilaaaria Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
"Time Is Running Out" was their first song that I have heard and I fell in Little Pixel Heart  about this band. 
I was fourteen and was looking for something different from the usual songs...
I was listening also: Coldplay, U2 and Oasis

ps: I really love the guitar's sound in their songs , often is so "theatrical"
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Fabienne-Elea Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Omg that's great <3
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:icononomisha:
onomisha Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
Awesome .....what wonderful work .....💙
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:iconraqalien:
Raqalien Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
aaaah omg yes.la in love 
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Grigori77 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
:nod: Yes, Muse are the kings of awesome.  They're my go-to band when I'm writing - with the exception of Tool, I can't find any other band whose music is SO CONDUCIVE to the creative process ... :love:
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TheTwiggyDance Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013   Digital Artist
Ill tell you , its always a pleasant surprise when I look at someones gallery because their stuff is awesome and come across Matt Bellamy. Just goes to show muse fans are talented and have amazing taste :)
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Narikoh Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME! :headbang:

they're my favorite band too! :D
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:iconjubza:
Jubza Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
perfection
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:icontretey:
Tretey Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Filmographer
Absolutely fantastic! :D
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:icondachelissius:
daChelissius Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student General Artist
would it be okay if I made a painting using this amazing piece as a reference ?
I would be sooooo thrilled :D
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:iconkirateufel:
kirateufel Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:iconklodia007:
Klodia007 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love him))))))))))))))))
Beautiful work))))))
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:iconrowena-silver:
Rowena-Silver Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
MUSEMUSEMUUUUUUSE! :D
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:iconbarbara-lopes:
Barbara-Lopes Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012   Artist
i love matt
great work
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E30X Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
wwwwwwwwoooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww very nice :)
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mainbraincrusher Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Matthew ... awesome *
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:icondanimusuem:
danimusuem Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:O This is amazing! I love it :D
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:iconuninteded-alone:
uninteded-alone Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
OMG!I love this work :3
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:iconamika-crystacia:
Amika-Crystacia Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this. is. stunning! i'm sure you don't need me to tell you you're incredibly talented, and this is just perfect!
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:iconassita:
Assita Featured By Owner May 10, 2011   Writer
Muse is also for me the best band of this century!!
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:iconwmd-photography:
WMD-Photography Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
This is awesome. So cool to see such a great artist draw such a great artist. :)
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:iconrowena-silver:
Rowena-Silver Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Muse are the best!
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TeddyBearMonsters Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Wow the lighting and coloring is amazing
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:iconschoolbell:
schoolbell Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Student Filmographer
oh BOY of course I recognize this picture !!! this is very Bellamic and beautiful ! =P I love Muse SO MUCH but I'm sad they said they'll take a long break ... well I guess we can't blame them for being active for 13 years now ! great job seriously I adore your art
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cookEmonstR Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
ahh! I loveee muse! amazing art. i really love how the background gives off an ominous feeling.
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Sk8rock69 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
OMFG!!!!
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JoE-EviL Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
Absolutely beautiful!!!! Muse is my favorite band also :D
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nool2i Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
OMG this is my favorite photo of Matt.. You are great :)
:heart:
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:iconyaiden:
Yaiden Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011   Digital Artist
awesome:clap:
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:iconresetthesilence:
ResetTheSilence Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh, beautiful!
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BajolaLuna Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Love this! Muse is awesome , best live show ever!!!
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:iconruffscorp:
ruffscorp Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
cool............
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Mebiusu Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Muse ftw!!! :D
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Killopower1 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
<2
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CallistoaneX Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist
Okay when I first saw this I seriously thought it was photo. This is fantastic!
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neontiger505 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
That's Matt Bellamy , your argument is invalid ..
Best .. drawing .. of .. Matt .. ever :love:
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:iconhswinch:
HSWINCH Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
Fantastic work! Muse electrify my life!
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:iconbeautifullie28:
beautifullie28 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010   Photographer
I love this :)
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:iconcarhot:
carhot Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
That is what I call amazing! MUSE in my :heart:. You did really good! :wow: :D
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likelytodisaster Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
I love Matt, and I love this picture of him too :love:
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BlueJewls Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
OH I LOVE MUSE TOOO!!!!
I LOVE THE SONG STARLIGHT I KEEP REPEATING THE SONG OVER AND OVER AGAIN BECAUSE IT'S ONE OF THE BEST SONGS EVER MADE!!!!!! :D :D :D :D
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Synnabun Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You know... I was looking through your gallery and was like "Eh... chicks... chicks... OMG MATT BELLAMY!!!!" I love this!! The subdued colors are fantastic... just like seeing him on stage in person! It's also an excellent adaptation of the original photo.
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Sully-Bean Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
I love the way the light is coming from behind him and it looks like he glows! You are the COLOUR QUEEN! :worship:
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kiwis-ghoul Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wuoaah. ! o:
That's amazing I so totally love it <33
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your-fathers-belt Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
He's the best hands down.
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MsDarkshines Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
this is epic, amazing work, well done! You gotta do more Matt paintings! XD
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htmnise Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
dude, i just happened to come across your page, and me being the MUSE fanatic that i am, i saw this and was like "GOD!!!" *points at Matt*

really nicely drawn, good job :)
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lledra Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So amazing looking. Your art is a real inspiration <3
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xSarahjx Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
muse! love it! <3
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taha-b Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
its legendary!
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