Drawing Pretty Pictures/Piano Art

Drawing Pretty Pictures!

Scheidmayer to work from

 

Part of the work involved when reconditioning a good quality grand piano includes recreating the artworks found on the soundboards. The Scheidmayer above was a particular favourite, taking about 22 hours. Painstakingly tracing every little line means hours at a time in front of the computer. The picture above is my starting point. From here to the finished article involves numerous cups of tea, the odd computer crash, a couple of emails and phone calls and more patience than is called for in almost any other area of piano reconditioning. The finished article fills an A3 sheet (in this case) and looks like the ‘Letraset’ sheets that some will remember from the 1970/80’s.  They are mini works of art though, do you think?