Bonny John

"Jackson Heights"

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"Jackson Heights" portrait humans of new york painting digital sikh

Using a photo reference from the hugely popular blog on Facebook "Humans of New York" by Brandon Stanton, I painted this piece as part of a series of illustrations highlighting individuals up and down New York City.

Having been born and raised in New York, I moved to Florida in 2013 and felt homesick, so painted out the gorgeous characters that Brandon captured to help me settle into the move.

This portrait features a sikh man photographed during a festival. I was enamored by his beautiful beard and pink turban, and painted with a wide range of colors to detail the skin and whiskers of hair throughout the face.

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