October 01, 2008
Vinyl Art by Daniel Edlen
The relationship between art and music is always changing, particularly in recent times. It continues to remain strong in those for whom music is more than just entertainment. One such artist is Daniel Edlen, who channels his love of creativity and music into a unique expression. Using record albums as a canvas, he hand paints portraits of musicians directly on their vinyl releases.
A neat idea for sure, but what really elevates the work is his capturing the likeness of the musicians. Judge for yourself in the portraits below. Then visit Daniel's full gallery of vinyl art. He also blogs here and posts his works on Flickr here.
Here's a time lapse video showing Bob Marley's portrait progressing from outline sketch to completion. Very cool!
I may have chosen mostly classic rock artists, but Daniel's works include recent artists such as Jay-Z, Eminem, Madonna, Snoop Dogg, Fergie and will.i.am, Tommy Lee, Jonathan Davis of Korn, The Flaming Lips etc. So check it out: Vinyl Art site.
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