Reader Mail Illustrations
For more than a decade, I’ve been privileged to partner with Vintage Guitar magazine on a number of projects ranging from T-shirt designs to publication layout. One of the magazine’s most frequent assignments for me is generating art for the Reader Mail column. Every month I have the opportunity to illustrate one of the guitar-related subjects shared by faithful readers of the magazine.
In the early days, I utilized pen and ink and digital color to execute raster illustrations but have streamlined the style to an all-vector digital format.
It wasn’t that long ago that I could joke about doing all these drawings of guitarists and their instruments, having never owned a guitar myself. No more. Ironically, this gig has given me a beautiful, PRS Torero (signed by Paul Reed Smith himself) that I’ll most likely pass on to my youngest son who does play guitar.