Full [requested] title:
It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing: A Tribute
"A commission dedicated to big band swing, one of the greatest forms of music ever created by mankind--now performed by furries."
Super giant commission for soldier_volkov
This is his swing band, Leah and the Tramps
. Left to right are
Theo the Doberman on Tenor Sax
Jake the Cat on Trumpet
Mac the Wolf on Trombone
[back] Hernando the Wolf on Drums
Leah the Skunk gal Vocalist
Nate the Skunk on Alto Sax
Lanny the Calico on Bass
This commish was quite some time in the making (like... 2 years) and the actual piece itself took months and months of off-and-on. @_@ Likely the most complex composition I've tackled to date between the layout and painting. Yes... painting. I'd forgotten I'm bad at it and terribly impatient, lol; but powering through it was a fantastic learning experience that certainly paid off. I am quite proud of my perseverance (as it's my M.O. to give up and revert to my comfort zones), but that was probably the cause of taking so long combined with other commissions and work/life dealings.soldier_volkov
has been an amazingly patient client and I've thanked him profusely for his patience and the very opportunity to flex my arting muscles by challenging myself.
Now that mysterious lingering commission slot is gone and I can feel better. X3