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Diamonds in the Rough Vol. 1 by ak-attack Diamonds in the Rough Vol. 1 by ak-attack
Super stoked to FINALLY do an album cover! This is a series a friend and I collaborated on, there are plans for more volumes in the series! Leave a comment if you'd like the download link.

High-flow acrylic, india ink on bristol paper
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n2large0shirt Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
If I had an album, a band, the ability to play an instrument, or any kind of talent. I would want art like this to accompany it.

Judging by the cover, volume 1 sounds good; I am interested in that link, if you are still offering.
ak-attack Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahah awesome! I'm aaaaalways looking for opportunities to draw people's stuff. My problem is I never know what text to draw :P

Here's the link.. Are you a fan of garage?!

n2large0shirt Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
I like so many different kinds of music. There is something special about the more raw forms though... I used to love sitting in on my friends band practice. They had a very informal, and unnamed jam band, there is nothing quite like sitting directly in the middle of a live performance, given in a sun room.

I may actually have some work for an illustrator in the near future.. Have your ever done a time lapse of one of your drawings?
ak-attack Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's exactly why I became so attached to garage music (even some punk), its just honest and raw. What you're listening to is what was being made at that moment! I started "collecting" this music about 5 or 6 years ago, and never looked back :P

I have filmed myself drawing in the past but I'd love to do a full timelapse. If you're on Instagram, I have some videos up, my username is whackyaki

What's your future project? :)
n2large0shirt Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
I think, with some things, the process is as beautiful as the product. After spending so much time in a stylized garbage dump of consumer goods and pop music, I can't help but be irresistibly drawn to things that are genuine and raw.

I have it in my head that I am going to do a video series about a non-profit I am working on. I wanted to use time lapse of semi-relevant illustrations as a visual, with narration. I have seen it done before, it seems much more professional than a talking head, and I really enjoyed watching something creative happen.  I am also considering getting some practice first; maybe starting with a series that provides a simplified, accessible version of the kind of educational material that took me years to find... It's all up in the air, at the moment. It would be a lot of work either way.

I'm not on Instagram, but I can still see your uploads. You have very steady hands, and an awesome car. From what you have recorded, a time lapse of your work might actually be better than what I had in mind. I have a digital artist friend who is already on board with my idea, we have done a few mock-ups.  Your style is completely different than his, and your medium seems so much more tangible.  I like to say; contrast is the meaning of life.  A start to finish work would be what I had in mind. Nothing fancy, maybe just a title in text.

If you are actually interested, this might be the push I need to stop procrastinating, commit to the idea, and get to work.
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