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Traveller – Western Movies album cover design

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Traveller – Western Movies album cover design

Client:  Cory Chisel/Traveller
Project Link(s): +Traveller online +Western Movies on Spontify   
Completion Date: June 7, 2018
Tools Used: Adobe Illustrator, Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch
Skills: Color Theory, Compositing, Cover Design, Flat Design, Illustration, Layout Design, Masthead Design, Vector Design, Vector Drawing

Project Overview:

  • When Cory Chisel contacted me in July of 2017 to chat about some album art possibilities, I jumped at the opportunity. Basically, he liked the somewhat unrefined vector-style of the portrait I had done of him previously while honing my vector illustration technique, and he requested that I add vector portrait of Jonny Fritz and Robert Ellis on the same background and along with the aforementioned portrait I had done of him.
  • I created each character separately in Illustrator, beginning with the outlines. Then I focused on the eye areas with custom brushes created for the lashes, hair and brows. then I refined the line work by tapering some of the edges and adding some fine lines for shading. I added colors using the limited palette I’d used for the initial portrait before I blended some contrast with the shadows and highlights. Next, I added the floral print pattern similar to Jonny’s notorious shirts. Finally, I chose a narrow handwritten type to further accentuate the illustrate quality of the design