I’ve always loved drawing portraits, and have been drawing portraits on vinyl records for about 7 years now.
I was originally desperate for an idea for my printmaking final and was listening to the new (at the time) Bayside album which had lyrics “the story of his life is etched into a vinyl”. It gave me the idea of attempting to etch portraits into vinyl records. I grabbed a few from the second-hand store and tried sketching the outline of a portrait on one to see if I could design the etching that way, and now here we are!
I never ended up trying to etch them, and don’t remember what I did for that final, but I’m pretty happy with the results right now.
It would be my absolute dream to make this into my career, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if you want a custom record or any kind of portrait.