I was asked to design something to put on the front of a bass drum by Patrick Benson.  (Drummer Extraordinaire.)

My only requirement was that it be a stylized image of a tree.

I started sketching and came up with round trees, pointy trees, fluffy trees, boring trees, etc…

Here is one that didn’t make the cut:

Then I happened on a picture of Gustav Klimts Tree of Life painting.. WOW.

So the curls got the better of me and I started sketching along that line.

Finally coming up with this one:

After getting the OK from Patrick, I had to decide what to do w/ this sketch.


  plus photoshop = 

The final files are sent and I’m waiting to see the finished drum head!!!

Thanks again for the opportunity Patrick!!!  This was a super fun project.