How to Make Art for People and Entities

In this post, I’m going to use the guitar project as an example to explain steps and general best practices for doing commissioned art pieces.

I had quite an adventure creating this piece. The idea was from my friend Bryan, who asked me to refinish an existing guitar for him with a painting of a phoenix. I had never done anything with a guitar before—except learn the 12-bar blues briefly and much to my neighbors’ dismay.

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Miss Fortune Cosplay: Pics and How-To

Unfortunately, I didn’t take many (if any) process shots of this work, because I was certain it wouldn’t actually turn out well, but lo and behold! I’m proud of it. I’ve added some illustrations, and I’ll do my best to recap and add tips for anybody trying to make their own. Also, apologies, by the time I took photos of the individual pieces they had been sitting in a box for a year, so just keep in mind they didn’t start out all wrinkly.

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