Music for Lindsay
6" x 9" Mixed Media Drawing on Distressed, Dictionary Page
Commissions are tricky - it's a challenge to create something that someone else has envisioned. It is always a relief when the customer is pleased with the outcome.
This piece was commissioned by a friend and my husband's former student now living in Colorado. It is a graduation gift for her daughter, Lindsay. Lindsay's passion is music and her favorite song is 100 years. Her mother also requested I include the heart symbol.
The tough part of this drawing was getting a pleasing arrangement with all these images. I didn't want the music to be lost in all the dictionary text so I set it at a diagonal. At first I thought I could draw the music using some studio tricks but discovered that I had to hand letter it all. It's pretty darn close to the actual notes in the sheet music with one exception - I hope few discover that.
Lindsay is a beautiful girl and the photo resource I was given was a joy to recreate.