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The Artist Palette, Acoustic Rock Guitar



The poster above was designed by Kampy using my original photograph of my three dimensional artwork, 'Artist Palette, Acoustic Rock Guitar' (see the small image on the right).

The poster advertises a music and art event at an underground gallery located in Los Angeles, California, USA. I was happy to lend my image to promote this event free because, I have to admit, knowing that a bit of my art will be circulated around art/music circles in California is actually pretty cool for someone like me - at the other side of the world.

I'm very impressed with Kampy's photoshop work on covering the palette with paint - so much so that I nearly had to go out and check to make sure he hadn't come around and painted the real guitar. The word change on the front of my shirt is a nice touch too.

In a way this poster is a collaborative completion of my original artwork because, when I created the photograph of my artwork, I positioned myself to one side of the picture, thinking ahead (it's the Graphic Designer in me), that the photo could have text added in the space on the right. To add further weight to this I'd like to quote from an email Kampy sent me after finishing the poster (and I hope he doesn't mind):
...thanks again for letting me use your photo... it's so weird, that photo was almost exactly what I saw in my mind's eye before i went looking for source images... you saved me a lot of photoshop time... I thought i was going to have to digitally morph a guitar into an artist's palette, so I was thrilled to find that someone had already done it in real life! It worked perfectly for what I had in mind, and the organizers of the event really loved it.
Beyond providing the photo I had no say in Kampy's design but I'm really pleased with the end result. Whenever anyone I don't know requests the use of one of my images, for free, there's always a bit of apprehension about how that image may be used. Ideally you hope your work will be enhanced. In this case, I can safely say the final result was beyond my expectations.

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