"In the Weeds" © Chris Eisenbraun 2004.
Click here for a behind-the-scenes
look at the making of this original commissioned work of art.
This is an original work of art commissioned for an acoustic
CD. The request: black & white artwork; rural, rustic,
simple; include a scythe and a field of wheat. That's when
the thought "woodcut style" hit me. Well, it's not
as easy as it looks. When you tend to draw one thing with
a million strokes of ink and suddenly you're cut down to one
or two...well, it's like playing a six string guitar and suddenly
being restricted to only three strings. It's VERY hard (and
there was a LOT of cussing involved). Tie that into the fact
that ink is unforgiving and you'll understand why this is
the third start on this particular work <ugh>. The cool
thing about setting the bar so high? The feeling of accomplishment
you get when you achieve your goal :)
This was supposed to be a quickie, but then I decided that
instead of merely doing a quick sketch ...I'd give the work
as a framed piece (a LOT more involved sort of idea <g>).
Boy, one of these days I'm going to quick making things so
hard on myself <roflmao>.