AN UP AND COMING Wee County artist is turning heads in the music scene with a series of artworks produced in lockdown.

At the age of just 17, Clackmannan's Kyle Blain has managed to impress world-famous Paolo Nutini with a guitar decorated in the musician's image.

Indeed, the Scottish singer-songwriter branded the superb creation "wicked" and gave the young artist a welcome boost.

Kyle, who recently finished at Lornshill Academy, has always been a creative person, but turned to producing more art as a way of keeping busy during the coronavirus lockdown.

He started by creating a painting a day, but soon moved on to bigger projects.

Kyle told the Advertiser: "I've always been creative, but I've just been channelling it all now, just trying to grow my following and make something of it."

Speaking of the feedback from Nutini, he said: "It was amazing.

"To get support from people I always looked up to – it was just amazing."

Kyle's passion lies in music and it has been a clear inspiration for his striking works.

He depicts artists in his unique style and has even been creating some designs on instruments, including the guitar inspired by Paolo.

Another one included a bass guitar inspired by Gerry Cinnamon.

He has also painted the likes of the Catfish and the Bottlemen, Dylan John Thomas, Ian Brown's Unfinished Monkey Business album while another was inspired by the movies, featuring Ewan McGregor from Trainspotting.

There is no stopping for Kyle, who is soon moving on to study fine art at City of Glasgow College.

Not only that, he has also been approached to create works on commission since – a welcome boost for the young talent.

He is hoping for more commissions in the long run and is also planning to make prints to go on sale.

Next, he will be painting a full drum kit inspired by the Stone Roses, something to keep an eye out for on his Instagram account @kyleblain_art