View Full Version : Guitar Purgatory

03-01-2010, 03:34 PM
What I was after on this piece was a super surreal ambiance for a realistic guitar. On the north coast beach I frequent a lot I came upon a large piece of very weathered and large driftwood. The lighting was very intense and the guitar absorbed a lot of color. Took a lot of pics for ref purposes. Started cropping, resizing and reassembling driftwood into various shapes and forms using AR SP. Then knifed forms together keeping the guitar intact. Lots of things just started to happen, a driftwood lady appears on the left as if waiting for the musician to come and play for her.
The textures of the driftwood and knife were great to play around with...TJ

L Skylar Brown
03-01-2010, 03:42 PM
Tony - This Rocks! Hey - there you go - This is a CD cover for "Best of Stevie Ray Vaughn"

03-01-2010, 03:57 PM
This is awesome Tony, that guitar especially :)

03-01-2010, 08:22 PM
Thats great Tony love it:)

03-02-2010, 12:13 PM
surrealism supreme! Very nice!

03-02-2010, 04:28 PM
awww that guitar doesn't deserve to be there!! LOL Very cool story and image Tony! :)

03-02-2010, 05:42 PM
Great to have the insight into your process Tony.. thanks for sharing that. The piece is so wonderfully surreal, love the background created from the wood it looks amazing :):)

03-02-2010, 06:40 PM
Excellent and interesting piece Tony! Great contrasts in value and in subject. Terrific surreal effect!

03-02-2010, 10:51 PM
Terrific Tony. Very nice and well done.

03-03-2010, 01:37 AM
Thanks all for looking and fine comments! Before I place any of my artworks on my art site for sale I always place it here first to get feedback on it and with all yor comments I feel this one goes there, thanks again,,,,,,,,,TJ

03-03-2010, 02:18 AM
Tony this is awesome and so terrific and the guitar it looks so real.

03-03-2010, 05:29 AM
This is one of my favorites of yours! I agree with Skylar--itīd work great as a cover for Stevie Ray.

03-03-2010, 02:03 PM
Saw this a few days ago and have gone back several times to look again. It has staying power, Tony. Love the concept and the look of the ooze.