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Jimmy Page, violin bow by Cynthia-Blair Jimmy Page, violin bow by Cynthia-Blair
Jimmy Page plays his iconic violin bow
this might have been the Dazed & Confused solo, I forget :)

it's been awhile since I uploaded some Jimmy Page, so here's a vector drawing I had done awhile back that I played with in Photoshop. I will probably make a stencil from the vector when I get the time.

tech details:
vector drawing (of Jimmy) with added background and Photoshop efx
about 8 hours (the vector drawing part)

Hope you like it :)
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:iconthe3dgameboy97:
the3dgameboy97 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist
This is incredible. Jimmy Page, the best guitarist in history. Fucking awesome!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! Yes, he is, you're right!! :#1:
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tskorigami Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i think this represents jimmy best - dazed and confused on the stage with his beautiful guitar and cello bow.
Aww, you're awesome!!!!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That was probably my fave scene in the SRTS DVD, when he does his phasing and ritual violin bow moves... I've seen other guitarists use a violin bow, but no one does it like Jimmy :heart: He's incredible.
aww...Thanks! :tighthug:
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tskorigami Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i don't have tsrts, but i do have the led zeppelin dvd ;p
it's amazing. the best performance would be the earl's court one, stairway to heaven. that solo is so awesome.
as for dazed and confused, the royal albert hall performance freaking rocks!!!!!especially that wah-wah part where jimmy acts like he's summoning demons!!!!
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Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I have that one, too...I think the Madison Sq. Garden section might be the same (1973) as TSRTS
but their Earl's Ct. and Albert Hall performances were incredible. I love how they improvised and each live performance is a bit different...it always looked to me like he was summoning some power :)
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tskorigami Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
robert's voice in the earl's court performances put me off though. that part where he says 'and as we wind on down the road', that totally put me off.
i consider their June 23, 1997 performance at the LA forum one of their best. It's on a bootleg called For Badgeholders only.
but yeah, no two led zeppelin live performances EVER sounded the same. How awesome must THAT be?
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
They were THAT good, yes!
A friend of mine is sending me that bootleg...I don't have it yet :D
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tskorigami Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yeah ^^ while his voice wasn't too good, he is forgiven for he is ROBERT PLANT after all =D
yeah, they were not only different, but awesome. you find freshness combined with awesomeness in every zep show you listen to (except some shows from 77 onward - page was extremely poor during these years save a couple of shows including the one i mentioned in my previous commend).
good luck with the bootleg - it's awesome!
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OMNICRON8000 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012   General Artist
That's DAMN good!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!! I don't often do vector drawings :D
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OMNICRON8000 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012   General Artist
Well, when you do, they're realistic as it gets = D
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OMNICRON8000 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012   General Artist
What the heck, how'd this comment end up here?
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PoisonGirlForYou Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful job
It looks amazing
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!! Yeah, classic Jimmy! :D
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Jubasrocks Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Wow..
Could I use it as an iPod touch wallpaper plz? And you want to make a stencil of it too, that's awesome!
Cya
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I have an iPhone wallpaper size of it, I'll put it in my scraps folder.
Yeah, it would be fun to stencil...just a pain to cut out. I wonder what JP would think if he saw it on a wall somewhere :)
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toniart57 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
The rain song..
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
He used the bow during the Rain Song??
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:iconmanga-meloney:
manga-meloney Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Alright, now the "real" comment...
The lighting is perfect - the way it's on his hair, body and guitar. I like the colours in general, especially on the pants.

And the little bit of his face visible is gorgeously beautiful...

Oh, and what is the reference photo? I looked on my laptop but couldn't find it (I didn't look too thorough, though...). I might have it in one of my books, but didn't look it up.

:love: Jimmy-awesomeness... :drool:
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Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!!
The little bit of his face was not in the photo I drew from, I added it by looking at another photo...You know Jimmy, always has his hair in his face! And I like to have just a bit of his face visible...
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manga-meloney Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Anytime!

Well, that would explain, why I didn't find it =D
Yes, Jimmy, always hiding behind his hair...what did he have to hide it for? :heart:
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I think it was the mystery, his shyness perhaps, too? and he had an awful lot of beautiful hair!! :XD:
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manga-meloney Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yesss, he had.
In the Royal Albert Hall concert in '70, you could hardly ever see his face (unfortunately :)) because he hid it behind his curtain of hair... It got better some time later. Besides, no matter if his face was hidden by his hair or visible, he was gorgeous all the same :)
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
He will always be gorgeous :D
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:iconmanga-meloney:
manga-meloney Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, I'll get into detail of how much I like it next time I'm online (which hopefully will be soon and not in three months...), because I have to prepare dinner. I just wanted you to know that I've seen it, and LOVE it! 'till next time!
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NovaCANINE Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
That is so epic! And I mean epic in the literal sense, not the "omg that is like, so epic" sense ^-^

HUGE Impact in the effectes, to accompany the impact of his violin bow skillz.

Awesomesauce!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Awww...thanks!!! I'd never done Jimmy with his bow...I mean, it's really so iconic...something he was known for...and it's like he's casting a spell with it, or summoning spirits, when he uses it.

Yeah, there are times that just traditional drawing or painting isn't enough. This is one of those :XD:

:icongwompplz:
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:icongondz:
gondz Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010   General Artist
awesome :wow:
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!!!
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gondz Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010   General Artist
you're welcome :D
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ladyjart Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful job..My friend..I love it..:)
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I want to experiment more with vectors and stencils and combine them with traditional drawing. Like you, always wanting to experiment and learn something new :)
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ladyjart Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can i as you..What is a vector and i thick you call them fractions..How do you do those what do you need..They are something id like to try..:)
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I use a program called Adobe Illustrator to draw vectors (it's different, because vectors are what is called resolution-independent...meaning, if you were to blow up a Photoshop .jpg, you'd see it pixellate. With a vector, you can draw something tiny and blow it up to billboard size, and it will still be clean, no jagged edges.) The pen tool in Photoshop is similar to the tool you use in Illustrator. On the web, you don't see many vectors that haven't been sized and turned into .jpgs. The native format on the web would be .svg which stands for "scalable vector graphics" It is based on mathematical scaling.

this drawing of Jonsey is done as a vector without any effects added to it: [link]
so it kind of has a retro graphic feel. I love vectors, they are fun to do but take me as much time as traditional drawing. I use them mostly when I design logos and theater posters, projects like that. Here's a great link for all sorts of Illustrator tutorials and samples: [link]

I learned Adobe Illustrator by taking a class in it at RISD (art school).
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:iconkkplum:
kkplum Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Lovely! It's images like these that inspire my fellow musicians to kidnap my bow :)
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
uh-oh..yes...seems he destroys it by the end of the song, too...
better keep yours locked up :)
I'm glad you like it! :D
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EarthCrosser12117 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Very, very nice vector drawing ! :D
Have you ever heard of a band called Sigur Ros ? Totally different from Led Zeppelin, but the singer also do play guitar with a violin bow ! I just love the sound it makes ! :)
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Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!! vectors take me as long as traditional drawings...but I like the variety, keeps my Illustrator skills sharp :D
I know Jimmy wasn't the first or only guitarist to use a violin bow, he borrowed alot of riffs and ideas from doing sessions work...he is the most well known for using it though.

No I hadn't heard of Sigur Ros? where can I hear them?
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EarthCrosser12117 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
You're lucky ! Vectors take me waaaay longer than traditional drawings ! ><
To be true, I never heard about a guitar player who did use violin bows besides these two... Could you tell me about them ?

You can find about Sigur Ros here : [link]
I saw them live two years ago, it was one of the most beautiful show I have ever been to, they all played their instrument with some agreements (the bass player used a drums stick to hit the strings), and were all dressed as out of a strange fairy tale.
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Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I had to check on Google, I knew Jimmy wasn't the first, but one of the first:

"Using a violin bow on guitar has been around since the 60’s when it was made popular by artists such as Jimmy Page and Eddie Phillips. Today musicians such as Ţór Birgisson from Sigur Rós have also experimented with this technique and taken it to new places. As well artists from more "main stream" groups such as Claudio Sanchez from Coheed & Cambria and Jonny Greenwood from Radiohead have been known to use a bow on stage."

Must check out Sigur Ros :)
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EarthCrosser12117 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
Oh God, I didn't know about Coheed & Cambria and about Radiohead ! Even though it's not really surprising coming from a Radiohead musician... But well, it much more widespread than what I thought.

I should definitely try that on my guitar, once ! ;)
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Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed you should! :D
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efil4rekac Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!! :D
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ZuzanaGyarfasova Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
cool work :clap: :clap: :clap:
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!! :icongwompplz:
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ZuzanaGyarfasova Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
you´re very welcome :hug:
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:iconfiliale:
Filiale Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
you rocked this one fo sho. Love this. I really think you captured his music here.... awesome job as usual...;)
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:iconcynthia-blair:
Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!! :hug:
Yeah, playing with some new techniques. I can draw in Adobe Illustrator vector-style, but it takes me just as long as drawing traditional. I like mixing them up, tho...it's like, whatever works best for the subject, you know?
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