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Thankfully, over the past few months I have had the opportunity to do lots of music related art.  This is a very personal one I got to do for my friend Tom Conlon.

Tom Conlon: Live

This final image wrapped from front to back on the printed CD case.

Corel Painter/Photoshop ~7 hours.

Tom Conlon art: Concept 1

This was one of the first concepts for the album. I still really like the colors on this.

Tom Conlon art: Concept 1

After some redirection from the above concept, I did these thumbnails. Obviously the top left one was chosen for the final direction.

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I don’t often get a chance to illustrate things from other people’s dreams, but here is the beginning of a piece based on one of my wife’s.  I will be working on this here and there throughout the week.

Sushi Dreams (rough sketch 01)

Started this one this morning.  More to come tomorrow.

House Centipede

House Centipede

Corel Painter.  1 Hour (so far)

All of the submitted ideas have been mixed, tasted, and put into a greased baking pan, but the whole thing just needs a little longer in the oven.  In the meantime, go ahead and lick the spoon.

People's illustration (preview)

People's illustration (preview)

If that was too metaphorical for you, I have combined all the submitted story ideas and laid out the illustration, but there just wasn’t time to finish the rendering.  So, I am just showing a little snippet of the illustration because I don’t want to give the whole thing away by showing the black and white sketch.  Stay tuned for the full illustration!

When I was a kid I got a twenty five foot dragon kite for my birthday or some other special occasion.  TWENTY FIVE FEET!  It might as well have been a thousand, for it was the most glorious thing once I got it up into the air.  My very own dragon lazily twisting in the wind.  More fish than lizard, he lunged and weaved wildly, yet under my control.  He trusted me.  Though tragedy loomed around the suspended telephone line that crossed the otherwise most open section of our country yard.  His end would be a slow one displayed for all to see, irretrievably tangled along the metal line, and ebbing away over the course of the next year.  Consider this an apology.

Dragon Kite (Round 1)

Dragon Kite (Round 1)

Corel Painter. 45 min. (this round)

Well, sketching is slow today.  I started building up the color on this one and was totally shocked at how bad it was.  I will try again tomorrow.  So for now, you can take a look at the underlay sketch, which I was pretty happy with.  I would love to hear your ideas on who he is and what he is doing!

another elderly gentleman of merritt

another elderly gentleman of merit

I thought it would be fun to show you a sketch in two or more parts instead of just presenting a finished work.  So here is the first rough underlay.  Feel free to comment if you think of something you would like to see.  And tune in tomorrow for the next round.

speeding to nowhere

speeding to nowhere