24/06: Finished Elephant Painted Guitar
I just received the guitar from our friend and event coordinator Mychelle Volrath. Mychelle took the guitar to Thailand to have the painting done and it turned out fantastic. She actually had two different elephants paint the guitar. I have copied Mychelle's email, below, with the names of the elephants that did the painting and a litlle info about the process they used to get the guitar painted. The elephants were not familiar with painting on a surface like our guitar so it took some practice to get the artwork completed. But completed it is. We will now lock the artwork onto the guitar by shooting clear coats of lacquer over the painting done by the artists.Please read Mychelle's account of the day the guitar was painted.
"the guitar came out so great! we did a ton of tests and came to the conclusion that a free stroke design would be best, and then we did one splatter to finish it off. i love it, and hope you do as well. the acrylic paint is super fragile, so i hope that doesn't cause any problems on your end. the colors chosen are very modern and unisex. kam lai tong did the free stroke and ging gow did the splatter. i have pics and footage, though i can't get them to you until the rest of the crew gets back from the 2nd leg of the trip in indonesia. my camera broke so i had to rely on the others taking pics. i think johnny may be picking up the guitar today when he gets back from long beach. originally, we thought of doing it just like the pic that johnny did, then we thought of doing an orchid..so it would be more impressive...then we realized that a guy may not be into a flower...and all of us fell in love w/ the free stroke. it's just more organic and modern and in my opinion...beautiful.can't wait for you to see it!