Thursday, March 25, 2010
i did this album cover for a new friend of mine, bryan sigmund and his band. bryan had the whole idea outlined and sketched out for me- better than any art director i have ever worked with. i loved the idea, a band literally making music notes in a shop. it took me a while to do caricatures of all those guys and the whole time i had not heard one note of their music as it was still in production. i had finished the art a couple of months ago and it was sent out to get printed. bryan brought a few cds to me yesterday with my art on the cover (this image above is a little different as i spelled "the feel goods" wrong and they added bryan's signature microphone & speaker to his legendary guitar.) i was blown away by the sound, they put a lot of thought into each track as they blend together so well and yet the songs are very eclectic (thanks erin.) i'm no music reviewer but i think they live up to their name as it's one of those perfect cds for listening to when the sun is shining on you and you're driving with the windows down.
check them out at- lovingmusic.org , or on itunes!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
i first did this painting of tegan & sara (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tegan_and_Sara) a few years ago but was never really happy with the hair i gave them... and they needed tattoos. so i decided to "fix" their hair and give them tats and added other elements that better convey my original idea: to have them as sea sirens luring ships to the rocks. i think part of the idea came from their song "so jealous" where they sing about the ocean and the other part is that their music is so beautiful, yet sad. they rope you in with their voices but you crash on the rocks of the gloom. something like that.
the original "original painting" tegan & sara actually own. my wife, who was my new girlfriend at the time, got me tickets to see them on my birthday. possibly the best birthday present ever! we met them after the show and i gave them the painting. now i have to get them this copy... lol.