IF: Strings: Ames Piano Quartet
I did this illustration back in 05 for the Ames Piano Quartet. I wish it had better distribution, but it's a small label publishing a small quartet. It was digital from an initial line drawing. textures were basic, but i was just getting into digital at the time. I couldn't get the chamber players to pose for me, so I had my friend Nate pose in different postures, then adjusted the hair profile to reflect that of the actual musicians... some balding, others full head of hair. cheating... i know, but deadlines loom in our business.
One other "Stringy" illustration was one I did for the Baltimore Consort's Gut Wind and Wire, a 2007 release. They were kind enough to set up a still-life with their instruments as I did an oil painting of them. After the initial 3 hours on location, I took it back to the studio and tightened it up a bit, but overall it stayed the same. It's here: Gut Wind and Wire CD Cover