All art copyright (c) Mike Kloepfer
"The level of achievement that we have at anything is a reflection of how well we were able to focus on it."
-Steve Vai

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

More sneak peeks of "Burn the Ships" cover art!

More sneak peeks, for all my pirate friends out there - ships and parrots!!!

Don't forget - in honor of "Talk Like a Pirate Day", for a limited time you can listen to the title track from the CD, as well as the single "Ages" ... CLICK HERE!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Burn The Ships TEASER Images!!!

Snippets and teasers from the cover art for the new Ironwood Rain CD Burn the Ships!

Click HERE to listen to the band's music, along with two new songs from Burn the Ships!

Friday, September 10, 2010

More progress on Burn the Ships cover art!

The cover illustration nears completion!
Here it is in the intermediate stages, as I add the various jungle animals and flesh out the composition:

Seriously, I thought "What have I gotten myself into?!?" I had a few moments when I wondered whether or not I had 'painted myself into a corner,' and whether I could pull it all off... I did, after all, make this whole thing up from scratch, off the top of my head - which is a very unusual working method for me. I had to bring a lot of my knowledge and skills from all over the place to execute this painting, and to figure things out while I was in the middle of it.
Fortunately, it all worked out, and I am more and more pleased with it as it progresses.

And here it is as I place final elements, tighten up the environment, and begin final touches:

Burn The Ships WIP 09/08/10
Acrylic on Arches 300 lb. watercolor paper, 20x27"
More to come!