In Progress: Jellyfish Guitar

jellyfish in progress

So here’s my in progress jellyfish for the Jellyfish Guitar Morph project. I’m really happy with how this came out.  The tentacles are the only thing that’s giving me a hard time right now. I’m really happy with how the top part of the jellyfish came out. I created a path for the shape of the jellyfish. Then I used a spray brush to get the semi-transparent look to the jellyfish.  Then I took a hard crayon/charcoal brush and created the orange stripes. I took a thin brush and made the yellow stripes on the bottom. Then I took another spray brush and took  darker color than the base coat and added some darks to make the jellyfish look more realistic. I also took another spray brush and made the reddish spot in the jellyfish.

While I was working on this jellyfish, I was listening to some more Brand New.  They released a new song last week when I started working on this jellyfish so that’s been added to the playlist too. The new song is called Mene and I’m not sure how I feel about it. It’s not one of their best songs, it doesn’t even scream “Brand New” when you hear it. But that being said, it’s not a bad song, it’s just nothing amazing. It does get better as you listen to it more and more though. I also added a few songs from their Deja Entendu  album and one song from The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me. You can check out the playlist for this project here and I’d recommend putting it on shuffle so you get more of a variety.

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In Progress: Guitar Jellyfish

final guitar

Okay so I know I don’t usually post twice in one week, but I’m really excited to share this with you.  I finished the guitar for my guitar-jellyfish morph project!  This was all done by hand.  I looked at a picture for reference but I created ever little thing about this guitar.  I made the shapes, the wood texture, the pick guard, the strings.  I chose the colors and I made frets and every little detail.  I’m so proud of this piece.  It’s the most realistic looking thing I’ve ever created in Photoshop.  I even added my name where the guitar company’s name would be.  I’m really excited to share this with you because it’s one of my more favorite pieces I’ve done.  I hope the jellyfish for this project comes out as good as the guitar.  While I was working on this piece, I was listening to Brand New, specifically  the songs: Jude Law and a Semester Abroad and Seventy Times 7.  Those two songs are on the playlist and I hope you give them a listen!  I’ll keep updating as this project goes on!

In Progress: Guitar Jellyfish Morph

1. in progress jellyfish guitar

I’m currently taking a digital painting class and I was working on sketches for our newest project: to morph one thing into another.  I knew from the very beginning I wanted to do a guitar, but finding an object to turn it into was a lot harder.  So while listening to my newest musical obsession –Brand New– (and with a little guidance from my professor) I came up with an idea.  I would turn the acoustic guitar into a jellyfish.  The song I was listening to is Seventy Times 7 by Brand New and there’s one line that really stood out to me.  It said, “I’ve seen more spine in a jellyfish, I’ve seen more guts in 11 year old kids” and I really like that lyric.  Eventually I’d like to add that text to the final piece, but for now, here’s the rough sketch for the Jellyfish project.  Since the whole Brand New – Your Favorite Weapon album has been on repeat for me during this project I’ll add it all to the playlist.  I’ll keep updating as the project goes on!