After the next few jobs I'm doing now (if I survive them) I'll be starting on new cover art for SNAFU's next album, it's going to be pretty rad.
|After doing some sketches to try to achieve that balance between|
stylization and a recognizable likeness, I solidify the drawing in ink.
|Then I start laying dark areas to start giving some appearance|
depth between the logos and the band, as well as lay in the background
color. The paint you're seeing is not watercolor, it's gouache.
|After some discussions with the band on their apparel and colors,|
it's safe to start filling them in. Small tweaks to highlights and shadows
continue in the logos as well.
|After wrapping up the the band memebers, some overall tweaks to the light areas,|
dark areas, and levels of contrast help push the composition in the direction
i wanted. A good balance between a fun painting and an iconic album cover.