They’re still working on a band name. I feel like the fun of their name is mostly in their discussions about it: Carey and the Luggage, Alex and the Trebeks, The ImPrestones, Adam Band… Right now the music seems to be the priority. I’m for it.
I combined the individual portraits into different versions of a single composition. I don’t feel like I’ve decided on a final image; I don’t think I’ve created the final image yet.
Here are a few:
Although I drew the portraits with a 16″x20″ canvas in mind, I realized I needed to increase the size of the canvas in order to fit all of the instruments and hands. Here’s a 20″x30″. The canvas is white, so you can’t tell that it extends about 4 inches below the drawings.
I stretched everyone a bit to fill that extra space at the bottom. My roommate, a classical guitar player, said he couldn’t tell that I stretched it. I appreciate his opinion since he knows what these instruments look like. I know what my brother’s face looks like, though, and I can tell it’s stretched. The stretching isn’t skewed enough to look intentional or trippy. It’s just a bit off…
I added the line drawings to give the composition more movement. I’m not sure about the background color…
Before I started drawing, I cut out their portraits from photos I took while they were recording. I arranged them on a 16″x20″ digital canvas to get a feel for the final product. I ended up changing the reference photo for the drummer, per his request.