Really excited about this one. I was invited by the Tulare Country symphony to do an illustration for their upcoming season.
The concept was basically 'vienna to america' so the art director and I had a pretty wide open brief. I knew that i wanted to do the thick acrylic style for this to give it a nice tactile / old school vibe and these are the two concepts that made it: a violin with stars in lieu of f-holes and a stark black piano with a little bit of americana under the hood.
I snapped a couple of work in progress shots for the violin so I'll put those here too.
Thanks Larry for letting me take a crack at this one !