Here's a little intro.
I became aware of the Oklahoma bombing 2 years after it actually happened - in 1997. I was 12 then. I was so impressed by the scale of it, and by the fact that ultimately, if not counting a couple accomplices, a single man had done it, that I became obsessed with the idea of becoming an insurgent. Funny, heh. But it works out that this incident that happened in another country, during my childhood, had pretty much warped me in what I am today.
So of course I had to make a tribute to the man that was on some account, my rolemodel, as far as I'm capable of having a role model. Timothy McVeigh.
Timothy James McVeigh (April 23, 1968 June 11, 2001) was a United States Army veteran and security guard who was convicted of bombing the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995, the second anniversary of the Waco Siege, as revenge or to inspire revolt against what he considered a tyrannical federal government.
Score of 168 to 1.
"You can't handle the truth. Because the truth is, I blew up the Murrah Building, and isn't it kind of scary that one man could wreak this kind of hell?"
He accepted the execution with grace and dignity.
As for the picture, it's referenced from a photo, done in Corel Painter X in about 10 hours of work, with background photoshopped from the ground zero of Murrah building.
I again used only two brushes to work on my realism style, and I'm very, very happy on the end result. Though there isn't 100% semblance, and McVeigh looks somewhat older, I think it's vast improvement - all in all I'm not a professional portraitist. Working on this painting was awesome, and I'd be glad to hear your critique and comments.