The core of this purely inspirational piece is the floating island, created over the past two days as the beginning point for a film-company logo. That project should be completed by the end of the week, but while tinkering around with sky textures and lighting effects, I was listening to Elton John’s Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Only the Piano Player when I began remembering the large artwork landscapes that albums afforded. I also recalled a recent trip to a music store in downtown Guelph, where Beth and I had the loveliest chat with the young woman who worked there. As evidenced by the stacks of newly released albums, the woman explained that vinyl was once again on the rise with a whole new generation of young music fans. So I allowed myself to be swept with impulse and created these selections of art set as an album cover and record label.
The island image itself involved about a dozen hand-drawn and photo-altered images all layered, blended and textured. Overall, I’m discovering all kinds of new techniques and look forward to further explorations in creating fantastic landscapes.
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