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Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Post by Pat Welter » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:56 pm

Finally able to get back on(cpu stuff)...Dave, Tony couldn't have said it better...love everything, but the thing that turns my crank too, are those hand drawings...I guess its a way of seeing how your head & hand work and as Doug mentioned earlier, shows just how much study and research goes into this, something you lose when you just see it as a computer rendering....Thanks for posting, awesome...Pat
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Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Post by Dan Seese » Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:52 pm

Agreed regarding the original hand drawings. It would be nice to have a cover with it done at that stage.

Dave - I didn't mean to embarrass you or make you uncomfortable with my remark. It's just the way these things sometimes strike me. I have a number of people who inspire me and who I learn from; several of them post here frequently. You are one of them and it just pushes me to be better. If I think back on where I was early in the craft and where I am now it is a little more encouraging, realizing that I've grown a bit.

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Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Post by bob gamache » Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:10 pm

Master Dave! I also agree and have to say Thank You Dave for the inspiration ,vision and spark! You are a true master!
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Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Post by DAVE SMITH » Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:14 pm

Thankyou all very much ,what a nice bunch of friends to have . Dan you never embarrased me mate, I appreciate what you said and it's the same for me about all your work and others. I often think what Rick Glawson would of been turning out now ,that would be pretty amazing to see. Always trying to push boundaries with our skills. Here is an antique version of the artwork. Thank you all again....
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Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Post by Dan Seese » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:14 pm

I don't think anyone has alluded to this so far but according to this March 9th notice on his website, it looks like John Mayer's tour is cancelled because the granuloma in his throat has re-appeared.
http://johnmayer.com/news/news-19004450899/
The album with Dave's artwork is still being released, but the tour is cancelled indefinitely as he receives treatment.
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Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Post by Pat Welter » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:51 pm

The used card(album cover) look puts it over the top. Thanks, Dave.
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Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Post by DAVE SMITH » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:19 am

Dan. Yes his throat problem came back. Are you a fan of his work? I think he will do the tour once he has healed from his operation. Such ashame for him after all the hard work he and his band put in. If you look on his site take a look at the guitar he had made by Fender, they had someone paint roses all over it, they made a beautiful job.

Here is a nearly completed shot of the artwork.
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Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Post by Dan Seese » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:19 pm

Dave,

Yeah, I am a fan of his music. Not only his songwriting but the unique phrasing and rich tone in his voice all contribute to the beauty of his singer/songwriter style. I certainly hope he gets better. Had experience very recently with a family member who had granuloma after surgery and it was very painful. It required a second surgery to correct it.

The sketch looks great. It's larger than I had thought but I'm sure it was needed to translate the kind of detail you have into the album cover and posters.
Dan
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Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Post by DAVE SMITH » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:34 pm

Thanks Dan, I will pass this message you posted onto him. He has had one surgery already and I think he is due for this next one soon. He's pretty good about what has happened and is already writing other songs and staying creative . I had some files sent me a few days back showing the credits on the album and the thank you's from John to the people that helped him make it happen, pretty cool seeing my name in those credits.
Exciting times to come from this and other work.

Many thanks mate.

Dave
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Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Post by Anthony Bennett » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:29 am

Hi Dave,
Just being nosey on that pencil artwork.
Do you have some huge scanner to get the finished work onto the computer or did you then paint it and take a picture?
regards
Anthony

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Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Post by DAVE SMITH » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:36 am

Hi Anthony. You can be as nosey as you want to mate. I did a search locally and found some one with a drum scanner but the artwork was still too big on the width by about 2''s ,so I reverted to my original plan of scanning it in Photomerge in CS5 and it worked brilliantly! a few minor adjustments in overlapping but apart from that really good. The sketch has been used for the internal sleeves of the LP's for this album release in May.


Dave

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Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Post by Larry White » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:12 am

CRIKEY!

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Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Post by Lee Littlewood » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:58 pm

Wow! All those tones of grey done with a pencil or pencils? that is so cool.
(although there may be a number of printing tricks that I wot not of)
It seems like you made it easy for the printer - the print could be flat areas of color.
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Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Post by Raymond Chapman » Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:47 pm

Simply fantastic David. You never cease to amaze me with what's in your head, and that you are able to get it to flow through your fingers. You continue to set the standard higher and higher.

Your dedication to the craft and your search for excellence is beyond belief. You must have a tremendous amount of patience to stick with something this complex. I would have been bonkers after the first hour or so.

And to top off everything else, you're just a really swell guy. It's so nice that I get to call you a friend.

Looking forward to the next "over the top" design. My best to you always.

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Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Post by DAVE SMITH » Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:47 pm

Well i really don't know what to say to that compliment Raymond. You and many other people here have inspired me in my work, I appreciate this Ray and will one day come back and have another Mexican meal with you. It was mexican right? or did we have Indian food ? whatever it was it was great spending time with such a nice friend. Thankyou also Lee.

Dave

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Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Post by Raymond Chapman » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:14 am

Yes, it was Mexican...and you were very gracious to eat whatever it was and like it, even if you didn't know what it was.

Our last personal meeting was at Rick's funeral...and you were gracious there as you always are. It was good to share a breakfast with you and enjoy our conversation.

You carry that same humble spirit as Rick did and always are eager to help others. That's a great trait.

Keep up the great work and inspiration to the rest of us.

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Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Post by DAVE SMITH » Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:36 am

So it was Mexican. I thought so Ray. Thanks very much for this ,your a very good friend. I appreciate it.
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Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Post by DAVE SMITH » Mon May 14, 2012 4:50 pm

Tuesday night John Mayer is being interviewd on the Ellen Show and David Letterman show on the 17th, I'm hoping they might show the artwork to the Album off .I don't think it will be shown here until next week. Maybe one of you guy's could let me know?
Fingers crossed!
Thanks

Dave

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Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Post by Mark Summers » Wed May 16, 2012 8:23 am

Just saw you album cover on the Ellen show Dave. Maybe 5 seconds but there was.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqirrZX5vyk
Maybe David Letterman will have more exposure.

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Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Post by DAVE SMITH » Wed May 16, 2012 1:51 pm

Great! thanks Mark. Kind of feels strange seeing it up there, just used to seeing it on my computer.

Thanks for sharing.
Dave

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