Art Print

Swallow Brand Rosin

by Terry Fan

Collect your choice of gallery quality Giclée, or fine art prints custom trimmed by hand in a variety of sizes with a white border for framing.


I did this as a side illustration for "Rooftoppers", but it isn't in the book. The cello is featured prominently in the story so I thought it would be cool to create an imaginary company that produces rosin. What is rosin you may ask?

"A solid form of resin obtained from pines and some other plants, mostly conifers. It is semi-transparent and varies in color from yellow to black. Players of bowed string instruments rub cakes or blocks of rosin on their bow hair so it can grip the strings and make them speak, or vibrate clearly. Extra substances such as beeswax, gold, silver, tin, or meteoric iron are sometimes added to the rosin to modify its friction properties, and (arguably) the tone it produces." ~ Wikipedia

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