I suppose a lot of inspiration is born out of some degree of obsession. As it turns out, right now i'm obsessing over Luciano Rosso. I recently finished this portrait of him, just in time for pride week,
I've been slightly fixated since stumbling across one of his YouTube videos a few weeks ago. His exuberant expressive nature is entirely captivating!
And thank goodness for YouTube, because had I been watching him on old school VHS, I would have surely worn out the tape. As a teen, I was never into New Kids or Leonardo Decaprio, but let me tell you, if this guy was around back then, I would have hung Luciano posters all over my wall... *sigh,
But I digress...
Luciano is an Argentinian actor/dancer/choreographer, who has among his other talents, incredible control of his facial muscles and a knack for lip-synching.
The portrait is based off a character he plays in the Octafonic-Plastic music video. In true form he plays all characters in the video, including dressing in drag.
High res photos and portrait details will be added to my online gallery soon, so stay tuned!
The below video is what initially captivated me. Go ahead, watch it. I promise you can't just watch it once. ;P