It's Inspire Your Heart with Art day!
What kind of art do you enjoy? Music? Paintings? Movies? What makes your heart happy or even inspires you to be creative?
For the past couple years I've been into drawing and painting. Inspired by yesterday's croissant holiday, I painted some quick watercolor croissants this morning:
I went to school for graphic design and in high school/college did a ton of different sketches, sculptures, paintings, digital drawings, designs, and even replicated a sneaker out of scotch tape (3D foundations was fun)
Here's some sketches from wayyyyyyy back in the day circa 2011
Ignore the circle, it's only there to cover my signature
I won't share any of my finished digital drawings out of fear of being reverse Google searched
As for other arts, I was in Jazz Band in highschool where I played tenor and alto saxophone, but recently I've been teaching myself bass.
Ummm hello what??? This is news to me, Jay. Drop me your IG. XD
A budding Jim Lee.... that looks like his style of shading, etc.
And while we're talking guitars... I'll humble brag about my American Standard Strat and Studio Les Paul...
Love the Les Paul. I friend of mine just got a Less Paul Studio a couple of months ago and he loves it. I haven't seen it but he's gigged with it a few times with his band.
I had a Gun Metal Blue Standard Strat (not American) that I had to sell due to neurological issues that prevent me from being able to play anymore, but I was able to sell it to that same friend and he's gigged a few times using that one, as well. Very different sounds between the two, of course.
The Studio has a minor quirk where you have to be careful about winding the G string. Over time the bend where the string goes in the tuning peg breaks, so you end up retuning 50 million times as it just slips around the peg. At that point you just restring all of it with a new set. Unsure if it's due to the string thickness and how many times you bend it, but it's one of two longest strings on that kind of headstock so there's more tension. Plus, I know I bend a G more often than a D (don't think I ever bent a D, actually).
That's interesting. I had a Cort when I was a teen that did that a few times. Granted, I played mostly rhythm, so I wasn't putting more tension on the strings with bends or the tremolo very often, but it would still happen.