From a painting to a guitar strap…

This incredibly detailed strap is not actually my artwork. The musician’s aunt made a painting for him which I in turn sketched out (from images sent to me via email) on a guitar strap to be tooled and painted. This isn’t something I typically do because it’s difficult to copy another artist’s style, but I made an exception in this case. Although it’s tough to be confined to the style of another artist (not that one style is better than the other…it’s just that every artist’s style is unique), it’s also really cool to create something this musician can wear that will remind him of a family member. It makes it that much more special…

Tooled guitar strap

The theme of this strap is boats and airplanes which are the musician’s two favorite things…

This custom guitar strap was hand cut from the absolute finest premium eco-friendly leather. Many hours were spent tooling the many tiny details in this painting.Tooled guitar strap

Tooled guitar strap

Tooled guitar strap

Once the strap was tooled, the paint and finishers were added, and voila! His aunt’s painting will now be his guitar strap for the rest of his guitar playing days…Boats and Airplanes Custom Guitar Strap

Boats and Airplanes Custom Guitar Strap

Boats and Airplanes Custom Guitar Strap

Boats and Airplanes Custom Guitar Strap

Boats and Airplanes Custom Guitar Strap

Boats and Airplanes Custom Guitar Strap

Boats and Airplanes Custom Guitar Strap

Boats and Airplanes Custom Guitar Strap

Boats and Airplanes Custom Guitar Strap

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