Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Cover for Guitar Player Magazine

I can finally post the work I did for Guitar Player magazine. This was a killer to do because I only had a week and two days to do a two page spread as well as a cover. They needed the inside Zappa spread first, and it took much longer to do than I had thought it would, leaving me only four days to complete the cover. It was nuts, had to pull an all nighter, drank many Monster energy drinks, and the rest is history! I'm really happy with how Zappa's guitar turned out, even though it was a lot of work. Zappa has a distinct SG, very unique and personalized, so when painting his guitar I knew I wasn't going to get away with just painting any old SG, it had to be his . . . with all the nicks and scratches, the whole SHA-BANG!

This issue is currently on the stands and prints are available. If anyone is interested in buying a print, let me know through my email!


Blogger Mark Behm said...

Excellent job. Dang fast too. I really dig that wood treatment. Thnx for the closeup.
Always good to see another Monster fan out there too.

3:07 PM  
Anonymous Dan said...

awesome work dude!! Ever thought about tossing a freebee podcast out showing you doing a piece? I checked out Joe Bluhm's the other day pretty cool to see the whole process. inspirational work.

3:29 PM  
Blogger DeJarnette Designs said...


4:08 PM  
Blogger Tim Bye said...

Wow Jason I am blown away. The detail is just immense. I really don't know how you do it - especially in such a short time! I am saving for a graphics tablet and looking forward to giving digital painting a go - your work has really inspired me to try! Amazing work sir!

4:53 PM  
Blogger bog_art said...

EVery single time that I see your job done is when I say: I have to practice a lot a lot a lot a lot more.. It is incredible..

5:43 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

I'm amazed at the detail you're able to pull off in such a short amount of time. I find that roughing in the work is so much fun but by the time I get to the minute details I've almost had enough. Part of my problem is I'm pretty new to this and sometimes my exploration of the details leads me in the wrong direction so I'm having to go back over my work. Great job!

7:45 PM  
Blogger Neil Davies said...

Just seconding the comments so far really - no idea how you do this so fast to such a level of detail. Amazing work.

4:29 AM  
Blogger Faboun'e said...

I love your work ! I would take some times too leran on photoshop or all digital paintin... I make some things in caricatures and I want to give some colors ... with ...
So I come all days here...

6:18 AM  
Blogger عبد الرحمن أبو بكر said...

Wow mr Jason . your work is soo Professionally . i Guess you will be the first artist in this work .
love your work soo much . ....

8:04 AM  
Blogger Vincenzo said...

I was in B&N yesterday browsing through the magazines and saw this terrific caricature on the front cover of Guitar Player and was wondering who did it...I eventually was able to find your credit buried inside...Great job Jason!!!!

I was going to comment on the Gary B. piece which is so incredible (looks almost as if created in Maya) this moring and metion the cover but saw you already posted it...thanks for posting the detail images as well.

All the best

9:37 AM  
Blogger marcobucci said...

picture 1: awesome
picture 2: awesome
picture 3: awesome
picture 4: awesome
picture 5: awesome

10:37 AM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

Jason your work merits the above adulation and then some. An effort to take stock of while aiming high for the next challenge.

7:24 PM  
Blogger Bobby Chiu said...

this post is insanely good!

10:10 AM  
Blogger David Malan said...

Killer Jason, that looks like a monster projects congrats. I think my favorite part is the insides spread Zapa's hair, it looks awesome and I imagine it was fun to draw too. All of it looks great.

12:11 PM  
Blogger Shawn Escott said...

These are great Jason!!! I can't believe you finished both of them in that short of a time. You must not have slept much :) I saw them at Barnes and Noble the other day. Way to go man,, you are doing a fantastic job!

9:23 PM  
Blogger michel said...


Brutal Zappa!!! and all them!
I hate you.

3:36 AM  
Blogger nELSÖN! said...

Beautiful work Jazz!

6:52 AM  
Blogger Roderick De Jesus said...

now that's an sg

9:51 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

A tour De force-- Great to see that illustration is not dead in off beat markets.

6:42 PM  
Blogger Amok said...

Was browsing Indigo the other day with my girlfriend who said "hey that's zappa!" and i opened it up and tried to figure out if i could find out who had illustrated it.

Excellent work as usual, i've been a regular on your blog, love caricatures! Keep it up!

10:38 AM  
Blogger Armand Serrano said...

Awesome quality and speed! Great job.

12:28 PM  
Blogger Wouter Tulp said...

Freeeeaaaaking awesome!!!!!! I love it!

3:58 AM  
Blogger kencoogan said...

Simply amazing........I'm lost for words (apart from the ones i've just typed of course).

5:15 AM  
Anonymous pfelelep said...

amazing art of work.

11:56 AM  
Blogger Marcelo Vignali said...

What a great job, this is just an amazing piece of art. I just love that face on Jimmie Hendricks

11:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to buy two of your drawings : the one with all the guitarists and the other with just Zappa grabbing a note.
Can you answer me at (don't worry it's one of my personnal email, created for posting on forums).
Thanks !

8:49 AM  

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