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Carol of the Drum ~ Sleeve Cover


It is now (almost) midnight on 5 December 2020 in the UK, and I finally feel at liberty to announce publicly what I'm working on, and why I've been inactive. My entire month up till Christmas Eve is going to be spent working on this beauty, a percussion and vocal only rendition of the Carol of the Drum, a.k.a. Little Drummer Boy.

This thing is going to have additional voices by @Spadezer. @Riy0 has needed to drop out as his computer has malfunctioned and he has trouble securing a new one.

I drew the image late last month with the usual configuration: outlines on PowerPoint and colours on Sketchbook, teasing it in a select few servers and marking it as a spoiler. The hussar uniform is something I can see myself wearing, and as for that perhaps unrealistically huge field drum: Orchésographie, the manual on medieval and Renaissance music, puts actual field drums at that size, with smaller ones being used to accompany dances.

The image is meant to be of a candlelit carol service of sorts. I'm not sure how many churches have this. Catholic parishes have the Rorate Caeli Masses some time in Advent, I don't remember when — and they are candlelit Masses held before the crack of dawn, and so I went with that aesthetic.

It has long been a dream of mine to properly do a song with just drums and voice. I will be mostly silent until Christmas Eve from here on out, as I need to make sure this song is the best it can be by then.

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I come to give my fives. It still blows my mind just how much work you put into your creations. So diligent. So full of heart. My the Holy Spirit continue to guide you and work through you in ways we do not always understand, but that continue to prosper

Troisnyx responds:

That is kind of you, Adrean. Thank you so much. <3 I pray the same for us who cling to him as our Inspiration, and I hope for many more besides.

I really like this one! Hope you are well Troisnyx


Good artwork!

Troisnyx: The Drum Warrior!
This is really nice!

Credits & Info

4.38 / 5.00

Dec 4, 2020
6:53 PM EST
File Info
1977 x 1977 px
4.7 MB

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