This piece marks the first time I attempted to paint a realistic portrait in Photoshop with my trusty Wacom intuos 3 tablet. My obsessions are usually around songs. In this case, the song 真っ赤な糸/Makka na ito (meaning: deep red string) by the J-rock band Plastic Tree. Two reference pictures were used separately for the face and the body. The hand holding open the jacket was done free hand with no reference. This piece took approximately 7 hours to complete. Anyone wishing to see the song behind the painting please check it out on YouTube.