Here’s a fun little side project for a friend. My spouse is an amazing artist in his own right. He makes these beautiful cigar box instruments. The necks, knobs and finishing details are all hand carved and painted. They are also all playable. He’s made everything from guitars, ukeleles and banjos. He’s also been known to dabble in making speaker cabinets and effects pedals as well. It’s really quite awesome stuff. Have a pop over to his site and check his stuff out.

What does this all have to do with me you ask? Well a musician friend of ours is preforming in a theatrical comedy show called One Man Two Governors. He plays a part in this awesome Skiffle band that is part of the show. He purchased one of Bobby’s creations to play in the show and managed to talk him into building a custom case for it. Not something he usually does but he’s a good friend. Wanting to add a little something special we decided to paint the instruments name on the case for an added personalization. So fun letting project for Angie! Yay! Here’s the finished product with the maker’s mark in gold below.

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Illustration Friday # 26


Here’s the one I skipped. It took me a while to figure out what to do. I ended up watching a video online from Typo San Francisco given by typography Gemma O’ Brien. I have been following her on Instagram for awhile and find her posts quite inspiring. Her talk at Typo SF was just that … inspiring. It has been awhile since I have done a post using letters so I thought this might be a good one to try. I ended up deciding to do the word made from Zodiac symbols turned into letters all floating in space. Not a complicated piece, but figuring out the letters out of the symbols took a little bit of doodling before starting.

Topic: Zodiac

Topic: Zodiac