|The first strokes|
A curious aspect of making commissioned art is that sometimes you are being asked to create something that doesn't exist -- and there's the thrill for me -- and then comes the commission parameters, "It needs to be this height; this color; only in sharpie; the image of the unicorn need to convey a feeling of day-trading."
|ill spec spoof (dig the fake barcode)|
The project gets finalized with further tweaks and design layout by Mr. Phil Cheney of Cheney Graphics, another solid creative mind up in Western, NC. We are getting close to the final image.
The next time I see Aaron, its right before the winter holidays. We trade smiles and he shows me a big stack of the final product. His vision for the jewel-case cover included it looking like a well-used leather hymnal cover that's embossed with my artwork. It looks great. And the music sounds even better. Check out "Offering" via Soundcloud. Thanks for the spirited music, Aaron!
|The maestro and his music|