Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
I've always known how to swirl, since I was really young, saw it done on TV on a piece of posterboard. All my art student friends know how too. But, it really is an artform, and very difficult to do it right to get a really nice result. Look at some of Darren (ATD)'s recent stuff, he's got it perfected. I haven't bothered trying yet, cuz I don't have the money to possibly waste a lot of paint, and a guitar body that I'll need to get refinished if I screw it up. Or the time for that matter. Why do it yourself when you can have ATD or someone do it for you? Same reason you prefer to write your own songs rather than have a professional writer write them for you. It's the thrill of creating something that is your own in every way. Will an ATD swirl look better? Probably if it's your first time trying it on your own. But, you'll appreciate a home made swirl a bit more I think.