The best thing about creating paintings is using your imagination. As you can see, my imagination of YouTube star "sxePhil" is completely accurate. (haha)
I originally imagined a more serious painting as a tribute to him, but the thought of summer nearby, and knowing Phil's sense of humor, this painting quickly took a silly turn! On a serious note, I have so much respect for him and all he has accomplished. He's been a real presence on YouTube for years now, and seeing him grow himself into a company, with an entire DeFranco Nation of loyal viewers, has been so inspiring. His videos have evolved so much throughout the years, from telling jokes standing against a wall in his bedroom, to creating an entire news show. Seeing him and LinzLoves (she'll always be bravesgirl15 to me) then and now- my how the times have changed! I hope Lindsay enjoys this painting, as well as all of you! Also, a big congratulations to Phil for all his continued success!