The guitar is one of my dream Telecaster designs. It is a double bound mish-mash of Thinline and 50's style Tele with a modified pick-guard that I've dubbed the Sofia-Caster.
Very late in the process I noticed that the guitar was way too large and it was a major PITA (because I work with tons of layers) to get it down to appropriate size.
That exercise in tedium got me to think about using layer masks in future illustrations.
Sofia-Caster>Klon>Fulltone 69>MXR chorus>Strymon El Capistan>Modifed Champ in an old Radio.
This is an oldie that I just gave up on. It was kind of inspired by a scene (just after the turbulent plane ride) in the film Almost Famous.
I tried a few different BG concepts, but I didn't like the character drawing enough to spend the time on a fancy background. Hopefully I will make use of those concepts one day.
Lately I've been thinking about spending a little extra time at the sketch stage which will hopefully lead to spending less time working in Photoshop.
The photo on the wall is Robert Mitchum from The Night of the Hunter.
Watching: Westworld by Michael Crichton, Food Inc by Robert Kenner, I'm Still Here by Casey Affleck, The Town by Ben Affleck, Eureka Seven by Bones Studio, Redline by Takeshi KoikeReading: Salem's Lot, Cell & Under the Dome by Stephen King, The Strain by Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan
Listening to: Kaki King - Junior, The Autumn Defense - The Green Hour & Once Around, Thurston Moore - Demolished Thoughts, Wilco - The Whole Love, The Minus 5 - self titled (Gun), Stephen Malkmus - Mirror Traffic