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Another addition to the "Hear What Your Eyes Can See" series. This one also based on a Kanye West produced song, "Love Lockdown" off of his recently released album 808s & Heartbreak, which is surprisingly a decent album albeit it's incredible difference from his past albums. I advice everyone to take a listen to it even if you aren't a fan of Hip-Hop, R&B, or the such.

For this one, I did some experimenting mixing both traditional and digital (or as Don Kilpatrick calls it, "tradigital"). First I did the initial piece in watercolor on canvas paper and then I scanned it and did some tweaks and additions in Photoshop, and finally adding the letters in Illustrator. It was good experience and I just might try it out again when I get the chance.

Expect more for this series to come and no, they won't ALL be the Kanye songs. In fact here are some of the songs I'm THINKING of basing pieces off...
D'Angelo - "Devil Pie"
N.E.R.D. - "Anti Matter"
The Cool Kids - "Mikey Rocks"
Jay-Z - "99 Problems"
88-Keys - "21 & Over" f. Big Sean
Kid Cudi - "Day N' Nite"
Busta Rhymes - "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See" (the inspiration for the title of the series).

So stay tuned, true believers (that's right, I used that phrase again. Sue me!), and as always I'm Ghost...face

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