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P. John Burden - Artist
Painter - Printmaker - Illustrator
RR3  Hunter River
PEI, Canada, C0A 1N0
(902) 964 - 2853

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A little whiles back, I found myself walking up a muddy/icy lane to meet master drummaker Amiel Leblanc.

For many years Amiel has been well known and respected for the excellent hand drums he builds. Hand drums of many types including djembes and bodhrans. Recently he has responded to demand for his kit drums.
He asked whether I would be interested in designing skins and wraps for a line of said drum kits.

From me - a resounding yes.
Exciting stuff this.
And it's good to work with someone who is truly a master of his craft (albeit a lot younger than I ever expected - perhaps it's all comparative/relative)

Here is his web site


But please take a moment to look at the first wraps and head design below, before you get lost in the drumming pages . . .

above, are two different ways of dealing with the skin on the kick-drum

above, for the sides, a wrap. (This is only a small section of the total length) 

Herewith the drum kit. Amiel says he'll get a better photo later.

Okay. So you may well have recognised the fact that I used features from my painting- "Composed" to do this design.
I have no qualms about this, as unlike a reproduction, this only compliments the original, rather than compete with it.