The art of Debi Mendez
Paintings ranging from traditional, original art, tributes, potraits, & surrealism.
Paintings ranging from traditional, original art, tributes, portraits, & surrealism by Debi Mendez.



(c) Debi Mendez
Peter Steele, Type O Negative

Acrylic paint on oslo paper

(c) Debi Mendez
"dalinian lovecraft, mi amore"

(my gift for my fiance)

acrylic on canvas

(c) Debi Mendez
"I have a lot of vanity"

title is derived from Jack Nicholson's quote: "I have a lot of vanity".

acrylic on oslo

(c) Debi Mendez
"KLARIS, PAT, & ZIGGY"

(xmas gift for my friends Klaris & Pat)

original art
I have used some elements that are not mine which is the: heartagram is the copyright logo of the band, HIM while the bats are official characters of Tim Burton.
used real dried rose petals for the "bleeding rose" part

acrylic on oslo

(c)DEBI MENDEZ
Brian Molko, Placebo

acrylic on oslo

(c) DEBI MENDEZ
"AEYES"

original art

acrylic & black ink on oslo

(c) debi mendez
REG RUBIO
+++++++++++

Greyhoundz vocalist
Filipino musician
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greyhoundz
img src:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150742131188268&set=a.482805423267.287046.708093267&type=3&theater
water mixable oil on acrylic paper
(c) DEBI MENDEZ
"YOU MAY SAY I'M A DREAMER" | JOHN LENNON
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Legendary John Winston Lennon of The Beatles and I share the same birthday. This man has fought for equality & peace on his songs. A father to his sons, and a loving husband to his Yoko Ono.
WATER-MIXABLE OIL ON ACRYLIC PAPER
(C) DEBI MENDEZ
JIMI HENDRIX
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James Marshall Hendrix
Johnny Allen Hendrix
Black American.
A loving lover.
Victim of discrimination.
Used his talent and proved to the
world that talent has no boundaries.
one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century.
Member of the 27 club.
Legendary guitarist whom helped popularized "wah-wah" pedal on mainstream rock.
Musician and writer of genre Psychedelic rock, hard rock, blues rock music.
Ranked as #6th greatest guitarist of all time on Rolling Stone.
Image source:
http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR3Ll8AI3nMXm1-Qt6Y0_A8scdukkkY1H1MmRjdjYrOmU_NJ1tMcg
 
water mixable oil on acrylic paper
(c) DEBI MENDEZ
 
LIPS EYES LIPS
 
ACRYLIC ON PAPER
(C) DEBI MENDEZ
the smashing pumpkins
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(on left) Billy Corgan - vocals/ lead guitars, James Iha - rhythm guitarist, and D'arcy Wretzky - bass
this is my favotire era of The Smashing Pumpkins... victorian and circus-like made-up
j'adore ava adore times...
we must never be apart.
90's music wouldn't be complete without them. great musicians out there are inspired by them.
original image source:
http://24.media.tumblr.com/dfe1ebe6c50ed902234c8402d8b95651/tumblr_miak17bHap1qbs8sno1_1280.jpg
 

water mixable oil on oslo
(c) DEBI MENDEZ
 
SHE EYES ME LIKE A PIESCES....
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... WHEN I AM WEAK.
I'VE BEEN LOCKED INSIDE YOUR
HEART-SHAPED BOX FOR WEEKS."

KURT COBAIN
IMAGE SOURCES:
BACKGROUND IS INSPIRED BY HEART-SHAPED BOX MUSIC VIDEO STILLS AND KURT COBAIN'S ROLLING STONE COVER PORTRAIT.
 
water mixable oil on oslo
(c) DEBI MENDEZ
Wawi Navarozza
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Wawi is well-known as the Filipina "Siouxsie soux".
She is the vocalist of a well-known goth rock band in the Philippines called "The late Isabel".
Apart from being a musician, she is also a professional photographer and a visual artist that has graced both the Spanish and the Filipino visual artistry and photography industry.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Late_Isabel
Ink, real coffee, and watercolor on oslo
ref. pic:
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m87e3nokf91qbs8sno1_400.jpg
(c)Debi Mendez
Ely Buendia
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Eleandre Basiño Buendia
a.k.a Ely Buendia and Jesus "Dizzy" Ventura
Filipino writer and musician ( guitarist, songwriter, and lead vocalist ) of Pinoy Rock band "the Eraserheads", "the Mongols" and "Pupil".
Co-owns 70's Bistro and operate "face 2 salon".
Filipino music icon

watercolor on oslo

Ref. pic:
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6237/6289374154_87d027b60e.jpg
(c) debi mendez
 
 
KARL ROY
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Filipino rock singer.
Lead singer of P.O.T., ADVENT CALL, and KAPATID.
Older brother of Kevin Roy, Razorback's lead vocalist.
1st cousin of Judd Roy III, one of the defense lawyers of the impeachment trial of the Philippine Chied Justice Renato Corona.
Member of the Tau Gamma Phi.
Fully tattooed.
Certified pierced.
Spiritually an artist...
..with a heart of nationalism and peace.
Victim of multiple strokes.
Died of Cardiac arrest at March 13, 2012.
Photo of Karl Roy is photographed by Grace "Brutal Grace" Guino
Ref. pic:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wcz-9JgLvIo/T19PLj29v8I/AAAAAAAAAfs/1PxnCxVD_qQ/s1600/karl+3.jpg
Ink, real coffee, and gouche on acrylic paper.
"R.I.P. kapatid Karl Roy. Filipino rock music won't be the same without you. Thank you for the inspiration."
(c) Debi Mendez
 
SIOUXSIE SIOUX
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SUSAN JANET BALLION
English singer-songwriter
lead singer of SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES & THE CREATURES
survivor of ulcerative colitis
ex. wife to BUDGIE, drummer of Siouxsie and the banshees
her signature style is fetish and bondage attire (punk fashion) with her cat-eye eyeliner makeup, red lipstick, black outfit, spikey black dyed hair (gothic).
ref. pic.:
http://i2.listal.com/image/389452/600full-siouxsie.jpg
oil on oslo.

(c) debi mendez
 
GARY NUMAN
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Gary Anthony James Webb
Singer-songwriter (new wave/electronic/dark wave/synthpop/industrial rock/goth rock), musician, producer
He plays the piano, synthesizer, guitar, bass, & drums.
positive atheist and anti-religious
anti-social
aloof and androgynous
his fans are called "numanoids"
his song, "down in the park" was covered by Marilyn Manson
his wife (a nail technician) was harrassed on the street during the "2011 England Riott" which led him to file papers and officially reside in the U.S.
He was forced to wear makeup in his performance at "Top of the pops" to hide his puffy eyes and acne during the 80's, and that resulted to his distinctive style; while his costumes are inspired by his idols David Bowie & Marc Bolan.
Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails often claimed that Gary Numan is a big inspiration to him and behind N.I.N. music.
oil on oslo
ref. pic:
http://www.avatune.com/pics/08040582.jpg
(C) DEBI MENDEZ
G I N N O
 
gift for my makeup artist friend Ginno
http://www.ginnoalducente.com
 
mixed media on paper
(c) debi mendez
CAPTAIN SPAULDING, THE CLOWN
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Sid Haig as "Captain Spaulding", the clown in Rob Zombie's film, "1000 corpses". I have to admit I am Rob Zombie's die hard fan be it his art, music, or film.
Ref. pic:
... http://abc.eznettools.net/dvdsnapshot/10Oct07/SidHaigSpaulding.jpg
Acrylic on paper
(c) Debi Mendez
Deborah Myers
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Sheri Moon-Zombie as Deborah Myers of "Halloween II"
Sheri Lyn Skurkis
Kitty Moon
Wife of Rob Zombie
actress and fashion designer
ref. pic.:
http://www.horrorphile.net/images/halloween-ii-2009-sheri-moon-zombie1.jpg

Acrylic on a thick drawing paper
(c) Debi Mendez
"Nothing compares to you"
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Sinead O' Connor. Yes, she's that controversial bald and beautiful singer with an amazing voice. Title is derived from her song. (is it me or does she really look like Audrey Hepburn-Demi Moore?)
Ref. pic:
http://www.inquisitr.com/wp-content/2011/12/SineadoConnor.jpg
watercolor on oslo
(c) debi mendez
 
madam evivrus recnac
 
acrylic on paper
(c) debi mendez
JANIS JOPLIN
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Janis Lyn Joplin a.k.a. "Pearl" is the  "Queen of Rocking The Blues", "Queen of Rock & Roll", & the "Queen of Psychedelic Soul". The way she croons in her blues while barefoot, is what made me adore her for she has shaped the women of soul music industry. Author Megan Terry claimed that Joplin was the female version of Elvis Presley in her ability to captivate an A member of the "27 club", I pity her for not coming clean & for allowing depression, booze, and too much drugs in her life. But, I as an artist, is thankful that she has turned her pain into beautiful music. The power of her voice & and her soul of blues has definetely left a tattooed mark in the planet.
referrence pic:
http://www.tumblr.com/photo/1280/15618570663/1/tumblr_lxl65jhtQX1qbs8sn
acrylic on oslo
(c)debi mendez
 
 
  JOHN LENNON
====================
Legendary John Winston Lennon of The Beatles and I share the same birthday. This man has fought for equality & peace on his songs. A father to his sons, and a loving husband to his Yoko Ono.
WATER-MIXABLE OIL ON ACRYLIC PAPER
(C) DEBI MENDEZ
JIMI HENDRIX
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James Marshall Hendrix
Johnny Allen Hendrix
Black American.
A loving lover.
Victim of discrimination.
Used his talent and proved to the
world that talent has no boundaries.
one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century.
Member of the 27 club.
Legendary guitarist whom helped popularized "wah-wah" pedal on mainstream rock.
Musician and writer of genre Psychedelic rock, hard rock, blues rock music.
Ranked as #6th greatest guitarist of all time on Rolling Stone.
Image source:
http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR3Ll8AI3nMXm1-Qt6Y0_A8scdukkkY1H1MmRjdjYrOmU_NJ1tMcg
 
water mixable oil on acrylic paper
(c) DEBI MENDEZ
 
Lady Gaga . Viva glam 2 (M.A.C. COSMETICS)
====================
LADY GAGA IS THE NEW MADONNA of our decade. She has been chosen for the 2nd time to represent M.A.C. VIVA GLAM in VIVA GLAM 2 GAGA (her 1st was "FROM OUR LIPS" VIVA GLAM LADY GAGA & CYNDI LAUPER). Every cent of the Viva glam lipsticks & lipglasses goes to those who are infected with H.I.V. AIDS & will also benefit charities.
REF. PIC.:
http://www.afrobella.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/MAC-Lady-Gaga.jpg
18"x 24" (457 mm x 610 mm) sized, 10 HOURS
ACRYLIC ON OSLO
NOTE: used unwanted real accessories, clipped them, & glued them. I think, accessories look good not only to humans, but to non living things as well esp. artworks.
(C) DEBI MENDEZ
 
 
ANNIE LENNOX "DIVA"
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SHE IS A PURE WOMAN OF TALENT. HER MUSIC EITHER SOLO OR WITH EURYTHMICS IS AMAZING. MY FAVORITE EURYTHMICS SONG IS "SWEET DREAMS" WHILE MY FAVORITE ANNIE LENNOX SONG IS "LOVE SONG FOR A VAMPIRE" WHICH WAS A SOUNDTRACK FOR FORD COPPOLA'S "BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA: STARRING WINONA RYDER, KEANU REEVES, GARY OLDMAN, SADIE FROST, AND MONICA BELUCCI. ("NO MORE I LOVE YOU'S" IS ALSO NICE.)
REF. PIC: http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxc9doDTXB1qbs8sno1_500.jpg
ACRYLIC ON OSLO.
© DEBI MENDEZ
 
 
Brian Jones
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Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones
Elmo Lewis
founding member of the Rolling Stones
talented multi-instrumentalist(guitar, harmonica, piano, trumpet, trombone, mellotron, sitar, tambura, recorder, saxophone, percussion, & autoharp to mention a few)
was originally the leader of the Rolling Stones group but as they say, Mick Jagger overshadowed him
Member of the "27 club" (he died 27 yrs. old)
drowning in his own swimming pool ("death by misadventure") was the cause of his death, & that happened a few days after he departed from the Rolling stones.
rumour has it that he was forced to leave the band that he originally formed: the Rolling Stones.
ref. pic.:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--y67evnS2zI/ThDe8nJ-SjI/AAAAAAAAA4M/bs7UetDeFPs/s1600/brianjones.jpg
acrylic on oslo
(c)debi mendez
 
"the man who sold the world" (Kurt Cobain, Nirvana)
==================================
Kurt Cobain has changed the revolution of grunge & rock music in the early 90's. His voice and left-handed guitar playing in Nirvana has shocked the world and shaked the minds of the rock n' roll industry. No other musician can replace what he has done. I hated drugs for killing him. He's part of the "27 club". Drugs can never do any good to anyone. I wonder what he would say if I sent this on his fan mail when he's still alive. Anyhow, this is my tribute to the late artist.
ref. pic.:
http://img.freecodesource.com/formspring-backgrounds/images/bg/L541549249.jpg
acrylic, coffee, & black ink on oslo
AMY WINEHOUSE
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Amy Winehouse has a voice of an ultimate jazz crooner. Compared to the likes of Billie Halliday and 50's all girl band the Ronettes, she has revived the true essence of a diva's soul. Fascinated with her vintage microphone & musical background from her childhood, Winehouse has proved to the world that once again, w/ great music & the power of her voice, she can rule the world. This British artist has won 5 Grammy Awards for her "Back to black" album. Sadly, due to the ups & downs of her personal lovelife, her alchoholism, and excessive drug-abuse, the album has not been followed. She's the latest addition to the "27 club", a group of musicians, as they say, that are cursed by dying at the age of 27. Her signature bee-hived hair, thick flickered eyeliner, retro dresses, & talented voice would remain a statement forever. Without Amy Winehouse, the acceptance of the musical industry for sans-American artists to make way for international recognition will never happen to the likes of Adele, Lady Gaga, Duffy, and many more others. R.I.P. Amy.
ACRYLIC on oslo
ref. pic:
http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxueo2fxmX1qbs8sno1_400.jpg
© DEBI MENDEZ
 
 
TALON BLAQUE
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Talon Blaque is L.A. PUSSYCAT/ CARNIVAL OF CRUE/ SISTER KILL CYCLE's DRUMMER who has also worked with big names in the music industry such as LADY GAGA & KATY PERRY.
ACRYLIC ON OSLO
ref. pic.:
http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxtdmqikqg1qbs8sno1_500.jpg
(c) DEBI MENDEZ
— with Talon Blaque.
© DEBI MENDEZ
FEED MY EYES
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LAYNE STAYLEY, ALICE IN CHAINS.
TITLE IS DERIVED FROM THEIR SONG, "MAN IN THE BOX".
THIS IS DURING THEIR "MTV UNPLUGGED"--THE LAST PERFORMANCE ALICE IN CHAINS HAVE DONE WITH LANYNE STALEY.
RIP, LAYNE. YOU & YOUR VOICE WILL BE MISSED.
REF. PIC:
http://www.mtv.com/news/photos/w/where_ya_been/alice_in_chains/c.jpg
ACRYLIC & watercolor on oslo
© DEBI MENDEZ
Richey Edwards
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Richey James Edwards.
Richey Manic.
Manic Street Preacher's rhythm guitarist and lyricist.
Member of "the 27 club".
His death is not resolved but, people had high hopes of finding him.
He disappeared in Feb. 1, 1995. His disappearance has caused phenomenon in the 90's where in people had false claims of
seeing him, or doppelganger-ed him.
For years he was searched, but not to be found.
Officially presumed dead in 2008.
Wrote most of the lyrics in "The holy bible" album of Manic Street Preachers. His writings consists of suicidal elements,
beauty, darkness, pain, and sadness. But him, himself alone does not want to die in suicidal tendencies. His death remains
questioned & un-resolved.

ref. pic:
http://i30.tinypic.com/2dtrvj5.jpg
watercolor on oslo
© DEBI MENDEZ
 
MINA CAPUTO
===============
Keith "MINA" Caputo.
Lead vocals & founding member of NY heavy metal band "Life of Agony" with band members guitarist Joey Z, bassist Alan
Robert, & drummer Sal Abruscato (Type O Negative drummer as well) under Roadrunner records.
A solo multi-musician artist (solo album work: Died Laughing Pure (2000) (acoustic versions), Perfect Little Monsters
(2003), Heart's Blood On Your Dawn (2006), A Fondness For Hometown Scars (2008), & Cheat (EP) (2009).
A painter.
Caputo participated as a guest singer on Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation's track "What Have You Done", the
first single (and second track) from their 2007 album, The Heart of Everything.He also provided additional backing vocals on
Type O Negative's release "Bloody Kisses".
In 2011, Caputo has announced his sexual transition from male to female (but intends to keep what's below there).He is
"Mina" now & often uses "her".
(I hope you like it, Mina!! See you soon!! xox!)
ref. pic:
http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxxw0y1UZc1qbs8sno1_400.jpg
acrylic on oslo
© DEBI MENDEZ
 
 
Pretty Noose
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Chris Cornell (Christopher John Boyle) - Soundgarden/Audioslave/Temple of the dog
vocalist with a powerful falsetto voice range (known for his belting technique), a rhythm guitarist, & a songwriter
ref. pic:
http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ly07mjVrVE1qbs8sno1_400.jpg
acrylic on oslo
© DEBI MENDEZ
 
BIOIC |Christina Aguilera
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christina aguilera in her "bionic" album. knowing it's not the best shot she had despite the fact that she had divorce
issues & so on, but, the fact that her makeup and costume is artistic in this era makes me want to paint her.
ref.pic: http://www.billboard.com/photos/stylus/106218-christina_aguilera_bionic_617_409.jpg
acrylic on oslo
(c)debi mendez
 
 
Pete de Freitas
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Pete Louis Vincent de Freitas.
a.k.a. "Mad Louis", & "boomerang pete".
The human metronome behind Echo & the bunnymen.
Echo & the Bunnymen drummer.
Drum skills compared to Dave Grohl's.
Producer.
Musician.
Artist.
Died on a car crash.
Member of the "27 club".
ref. pic:
http://s-ak.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/web03/2011/7/23/13/enhanced-buzz-2313-1311442950-7.jpg
(on pete) acrylic, watercolor & coffee (on background)
© DEBI MENDEZ
 
Ian McCulloch, Echo & the bunnymen
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Ian Stephen McCulloch
Echo & the Bunnymen vocals
(also known as "Mac the Mouth")
a true artist.
ref. pic:
http://www.rocksbackpages.com/furniture/artists/mcculloch_ian.jpg
(on Ian) acrylic, watercolor & coffee (on background)
© DEBI MENDEZ
 
Mia Zapata
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Mia Katherine Zapata
Seattle punk rock singer, The Gits
Musician, & song-writer
Murdered in 1993 by a Cuban man named Jesus Mezquia.
Strungled by Mezquia using her "The Gits" band shirt's cord while her body was placed in a "cross" religious manner (ankles
crossed, & outstretched arms) .
Her death left a carvenous hole in the music scene.
It was only in 2003 that her case was resolved.
Died 27 yrs. old.
Member of the 27 club.

coffee on paper
© DEBI MENDEZ
   
Jim Morrison
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James Douglas Morrison
The lizard king
Mr. Mojo Risin' (anagram for Jim Morrison)
Musician, singer & poet
Lead vocalist &  lyricist of "the Doors"
ranked 5th place in Rolling Stone magazine's "Best Lead Singers of All Time".
He denies his family & cut off his communication with them even though he was properly raised.
Member of the "27 club".
Death is suspected as heroin overdose yet, there was no autopsy conducted on his body after his death.
Ref. pic:
http://www.litsoul.com/images/Jim/Jim-fire.jpg
18"x 24" (457 mm x 610 mm) sized, 6 HOURS
Acrylic on oslo
© DEBI MENDEZ
Do you believe?
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CHER
Cherilyn LaPiere, Cher Bono
Cherilyn Sarkisianher father is Armenian
a loving wife to Sonny Bono
a loving mother to Chaz Bono (her child with Sonny) & to Elijah Blue (Deadsy's vocalist) (her child from Gregg Allman).
Goddess of Pop
singer, songwriter, actress, t.v. personality, director, record producer, entrepreneur, producer, fashion designer, and
philanthropist
Inspiration to the many
Gay rights supporter
her voice is deep contralto ranged.
REF. PIC.:
http://static.desktopnexus.com/thumbnails/100309-bigthumbnail.jpg
Acrylic on drawing paper
© DEBI MENDEZ
Brian Jones, the Rolling Stones
=================
Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones
Elmo Lewis
founding member of the Rolling Stones
talented multi-instrumentalist(guitar, harmonica, piano, trumpet, trombone, mellotron, sitar, tambura, recorder, saxophone,
percussion, & autoharp to mention a few)
was originally the leader of the Rolling Stones group but as they say, Mick Jagger overshadowed him
Member of the "27 club" (he died 27 yrs. old)
drowning in his own swimming pool ("death by misadventure") was the cause of his death, & that happened a few days after he
departed from the Rolling stones.
rumour has it that he was forced to leave the band that he originally formed: the Rolling Stones.
ref. pic.:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--y67evnS2zI/ThDe8nJ-SjI/AAAAAAAAA4M/bs7UetDeFPs/s1600/brianjones.jpg
acrylic on a thick drawing paper
(c)debi mendez
 
 
 
AXL ROSE
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Axl Bruce Rose
William Bruce Rose, Jr.
W. Axl Rose
Lead vocalist of hard-rock/metal band, Guns n' Roses
Singer, songwriter, musician, pianist, percussionist, synth, &  record producer
Named as one of the greatest singers of all time
Victim of manic-depression disorder
accused as an abusive partner in relationships
ref. pic:
http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lydxsfBFkC1qbs8sno1_500.jpg
acrylic on a thick drawing paper
(c) debi mendez
CHERRY LIPS
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shirley manson
shirley anne manson
lead vocalist of the band "garbage"
red head, pale-skinned, 5' 7" in height
singer, songwriter, musician, model, actress
before "garbage", she was bullied as a teen & one of her jobs was being a shop assistant at miss selfridge in which she was
on the makeup counter
part of her musical influences is the band siouxsie and the banshees where in she even wrote the foreword on the book
"siouxsie & the banshees: the authorised biography"
as a humanitarian, she became an ambassador for the M•A•C AIDS Fund which was official in 2001, fronting their fourth two-
year charity lipstick marketing campaign with Elton John and Mary J. Blige, beginning with the launch of the VIVA GLAM MAC
IV lipstick in March 2002, in which all proceeds of the sale of the lipstick goes to help fund AIDS charities & initiatives.
she donated £51,000 to Waverley Care on behalf of M•A•C AIDS Fund.
her vocal range is classified as "contralto"
acrylic on a thick drawing paper
(c) debi mendez
 
 
Kristen Pfaff, Hole bassist
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Kristen Marie Pfaff
bisexual
Eric Erlandson
original bassist of Hole & Janitor Joe
victim of heroin addiction & drug abuse
a friend to all the members of Hole, & Nirvana's Kurt Cobain
Kurt's death caused her to leave Hole permanently & decided to pursue her other band, Janitor Joe
loved by her parents for her, her intelligence, & talent
MEMBER OF THE "27 CLUB"
ref. pic:
http://www.nndb.com/people/799/000070589/kristenpfaff03.jpg
acrylic & watercolor on oslo
(c) debi mendez
"longing to belong"
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EDDIE VEDDER
Eddie Louise Severson III
lead vocalist, song-writer, & guitarist of Pearl Jam
pic. ref.: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-L0pZGBK5HTw/TqNCVy7rOHI/AAAAAAAAKwk/BlSXm_kXUjQ/s1600/eddie-vedder+young.jpg
acrylic & color pencil on a thick drawing paper
(c)debi mendez
 
blind owl
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alan "blind owl" wilson
his nickname "blind owl" was due to his extreme nearsightedness so he wears his specs at most times
lead singer/composer of the american blues band "canned heat"
multi-musician (vocals, harmonica, guitar) and songwriter
a passionate conservationist who loves botany and ecology themed books
often sleep outside to be closer to nature
one of his dreams is to conserve nature, the redwood trees in particular
member of the 27 club
drug overdose was the cause of his death
some speculated that his death was "possibly suicide" but there was no witness, & evidence of him being suicidal
ref. pic:http://www.alanwilsoncannedheat.com/images/singing%20on%20satge%20with%20eyes%20closed-homepage.jpg
watercolor on a thick drawing paper
(c) debi mendez
 
jesse belvin
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"mr. easy"
jesse lorenzo belvin
singer, songwriter, pianist
victim of racial discrimination in the early 50's
member of the 27 club
died on a car crash head-colision with his wife right after his first major concert
ref. pic:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a2/Jessebelvin.jpg
acrylic on a thick drawing paper
(c) debi mendez
 
TORI AMOS
 
OIL ON PAPER
 
(C) DEBI MENDEZ
"beautiful"
JAMES BLUNT (SIGNED)
this painting is authentically signed by James Blunt during his prescon at VIRGIN MEGASTORE-QATAR for his FEB. 14TH, 2012
VALENTINES CONCERT. this was supposed to be for him but, he chosed the other one saying that he likes the naked one haha! I
painted 2 portraits of him to make sure both of us have my art souvenir.
 
ref. pic:
http://www.chartstats.com/images/artwork/711.jpg

watercolor and acrylic on a thick drawing paper
(c) debi mendez
 
 
JAMES BLUNT (GIFT) WHITE
James Blunt personally chose this painting to keep for himself. Had the chance to give it to him during his prescon at
Virgin Megastore-Qatar for his Feb. 14, 2012 Valentines concert. He said, "Oh...how sweet of you! Thank you!" and when I
asked him to choose between the two portraits that I did of him, he said, "I want the naked one!" haha! He said he has some
friends in Qatar.
Ref. pic.:
http://www.2flashgames.com/photo/file/james_blunt/James_Blunt_0006.jpg
watercolor and acrylic on a thick drawing paper
 
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WHITNEY HOUSTON
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there was madonna, there was michael jackson, and there was whitney houston....
WHITNEY ELIZABETH "NIPPY" HOUSTON
a.k.a. "the voice"
recording artist, model, singer, producer, & actress.
mezzo-soprano vocals.
she was the 1st black female artists whose music videos received heavy rotation on MTV and other music video channels.
victim of drug abuse.
when I was very young, my mom normally record me singing "I will always love you" w/ a tape-recorder to send it to my father
(who happens to be working overseas that time) in a baby-talk dialect.
this is my tribute to the "I will always love you" diva, who died a few days ago on February 11, 2012.
ref. pic:
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lza5m6VhWU1qbs8sno1_500.jpg
watercolor on a thick drawing paper
(c) debi mendez
DIMEBAG DARELL
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Dimebag Darell - Diamond Darell
Darell Lance Abott
guitarist of Pantera and Damageplan
a brother to Vinnie Paul
a soul blood brother to Phil Anselmo
one of the forces behind "groove metal"
was described by Allmusic as "one of the most influential stylists in modern metal."
Photography is done by Music Video Director/Photographer Dean Karr.
This is one of my favorite pictures of Dimebag, so I decided to paint him.
ref. pic:
https://fbcdn-photos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/427720_10151264050080576_534250575_22627234_814918452_a.jpg

watercolor + colored pencils on a thick, drawing paper
--RIP DIMEBAG--
[MANY THANKS FOR @Dean Karr for giving me the permission to use his photography as my ref. Perhaps, this is an early
birthday gift for Dean!]
(c) debi mendez
 
 
AUDREY HEPBURN
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AUDREY KATHLEEN RUSTON
BRITISH ACTRESS & HUMANITARIAN.
RANKED AS THE 3RD GREATEST FEMALE SCREEN LEGEND IN THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN CINEMA, BY THE AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE.
AWARDED OF THE "PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM" AS A UNICEF GOODWILL AMBASSADDOR IN RECOGNITION OF HER WORK.
a fashion icon to the world of fashion industry.
DIED OF APPENDICAL CANCER
WATERCOLOR + (on eyes) REAL GLITTER & VARNISH + GOUCHE ON A THICK, DRAWING PAPER
(420 MM X 594  MM 16 1/2 X 23 3/8)
ref. pic:
http://venus.provocateuse.com/images/photos/audrey_hepburn_05.jpg
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robert de niro
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American actor, producer, and director.
husband to Grace Hightower.
his father Robert de Niro Sr., is an abstract expressionist painter, sculptor, and a poet.
along with Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff, they have formed and founded "Tribeca Film Festival" in response to the Sept.
11, 2001 attacks at the World Trade Center in which they faced a lot of vitality loss in the Tribeca neighborhood near
Manhattan.
WATERCOLOR + GOUCHE ON A THICK, DRAWING PAPER
(420 MM X 594  MM 16 1/2 X 23 3/8)
ref pic:
http://lh6.ggpht.com/-rZsLF6L1VdQ/SKO_J7HLSkI/AAAAAAAAArU/sx7x6ymqV9s/robert-de-niro-81984-buyuk.jpg
(c) debi mendez
 
WHITNEY HOUSTON
==================
there was madonna, there was michael jackson, and there was whitney houston....
WHITNEY ELIZABETH "NIPPY" HOUSTON
a.k.a. "the voice"
recording artist, model, singer, producer, & actress.
mezzo-soprano vocals.
she was the 1st black female artists whose music videos received heavy rotation on MTV and other music video channels.
victim of drug abuse.
when I was very young, my mom normally record me singing "I will always love you" w/ a tape-recorder to send it to my father
(who happens to be working overseas that time) in a baby-talk dialect.
this is my tribute to the "I will always love you" diva, who died a few days ago on February 11, 2012.
ref. pic:
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lza5m6VhWU1qbs8sno1_500.jpg
watercolor on a thick drawing paper
(c) debi mendez
 
 
 

MARILYN MONROE
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NORMA JEANE MORTENSON
NORMA JEANE BAKER
NORMA JEAN DIMAGGIO
American actress, singer, film producer, model and showgirl
a female sex symbol
friends with Ella Fitzgerald, Jane Rusell, & is a heroine for Andy Warhol  
a victim of failed marriages (she had 3 divorces), and love affairs
blonde short curly hair, liner, & red lipstick with a mole is her signature look
died of barbiturate overdose and sadness
the last person she called before her death was John F. Kennedy
 
"Somebody that you used to know"
Gotye in "Somebody that I used to know" feat. Kimbra music video.
Wouter "Wally" De Backer (born 21 May 1980).
He's 2012's Sting and Peter Gabriel.
his father is a painter.
described himself as "less of a musician, more of a tinkerer."
WATERCOLOR + ACRYLICS
(c) debi mendez
DITA VON TEESE
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HEATHER RENEE SWEET
well-known for her tiny waist, petite height, christian louboutin collector, retroism, corset wear, porcelain pale skin, red
lips, eyeliner, and black hair.
katy perry is copying her.
people close to her have described her personality as reserved, sweet, soft-spoken, and shy.
fetishist tightlacer who has been wearing corset for many years
reduced her natural waistline (56cm) 22 inches, to a (42cm) 16.5 inches if laced down
passionate about beautiful lingeries
ballerina
a petite 5 ft 5" (165cm) and 114 pounds (52 kgs) in weight.
her skin is naturally flawless & maintains a healthy lifestyle.
studied history of costuming in college
aspired to work as a stylist in films
a trained costume designer and copyrighted self-photographer
she is fascinated with greta garbo.
burlesque dancer costume designer, model, author, actress beauty icon
ex. wife of marilyn manson for 2 years and is a victim of m.manson's cheating and drug-influence but has survived it all.
m.manson was having an extramarital affair to actress evan rachel wood (who was 19 at the time) which was the cause of their
divorce. dita was also not in favor of his partying lifestyle.
a M.A.C. COSMETICS addict (she is well-known to be beautified by MAC PRO artist, GREGORY ARLT).
she is a "m.a.c. viva glam 6" spokesperson with eve, debbie harry, and lisa marie-presley (1 of her friends in real life)
hich is a fund-raising program of m.a.c. cosmetics for HIV/AIDS.
peta "aimal birth control" advocate and an animal lover herself.
she said it once in an interview that she would choose "russian red m.a.c. lipstick" than water if she was stuck in the
desert.
proven fashionista who has graced wearing and representing designers such as jean paul gaultier, jean packham, christian
louboutin, and john galliano.
she is my favorite & the reason behind my thick arched eyebrows, liner, and red lipstick.
ref. pic.:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Aqn6buy-pQs/TRkREVtGJeI/AAAAAAAAAPQ/HWK0nb7WCUQ/s1600/%2521%2521+%25282%2529.jpg
WATERCOLOR + ACRYLICS +(on sunglass) REAL BEADS & VARNISH + GOUCHE ON A THICK, DRAWING PAPER
[[took me one week to finish this]]
 
 
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Brittany Murphy
 
Brittany Anne Bertolotti Murphy-Monjack (born November 10, 1977 – died December 20, 2009 due to "natural causes"/ medicinal
intoxication)
American actress and singer.
Painting is inspired by international photographer David Lachapelle's photography of the late actress.
Starred in films such as "Clueless", "Just Married", "Girl Interrupted", "Spun", "8 Mile", "Uptown Girls", "Sin City",
"Happy Feet", and "Riding in Cars with Boys".
(R.I.P. BRITTANY MURPHY)
Oil on oslo.
Ref. pic:
http://img001.lazygirls.info/people/brittany_murphy/brittany_murphy_david_la_chapelle_shoot_wnOD7wZ.sized.jpg

(c)Debi Mendez
 

"Somebody that you used to know"
 
Gotye in "Somebody that I used to know" feat. Kimbra music video.
Wouter "Wally" De Backer (born 21 May 1980).
He's 2012's Sting and Peter Gabriel.
his father is a painter.
described himself as "less of a musician, more of a tinkerer."
WATERCOLOR + ACRYLICS
(c) debi mendez
 
angelina jolie
oil on oslo
pic ref.:
http://www.whudat.com/news/images/angelina-jolie-green-wig-big.jpg
(c) debi mendez
 
 
"la fleur femelle de la perle"
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english: the female flower of pearl.
on behalf of women's day...this is....
dedicated to all women....
original art

acrylic on paper
accessorized w/ a faux pearl on center to give accent.

(c) debi mendez
 
 
ANNIE LENNOX "DIVA"
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SHE IS A PURE WOMAN OF TALENT. HER MUSIC EITHER SOLO OR WITH EURYTHMICS IS AMAZING. MY FAVORITE EURYTHMICS SONG IS "SWEET
DREAMS" WHILE MY FAVORITE ANNIE LENNOX SONG IS "LOVE SONG FOR A VAMPIRE" WHICH WAS A SOUNDTRACK FOR FORD COPPOLA'S "BRAM
STOKER'S DRACULA: STARRING WINONA RYDER, KEANU REEVES, GARY OLDMAN, SADIE FROST, AND MONICA BELUCCI. ("NO MORE I LOVE YOU'S"
IS ALSO NICE.)
REF. PIC: http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxc9doDTXB1qbs8sno1_500.jpg
ACRYLIC ON OSLO.
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