Another element from the Tohuvabohu art file.
This is the original ink art that was scanned in to complete the album cover.
Hand-drawn with brush-pen and rapidograph, this 5”x7” illustration was the definitive final version before I traced it in Illustrator and coloured it.
I am now proud to present it for sale, price 275 euros (incudes shipping and handling). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
(If unsold in three weeks, I will then put it up for auction on eBay).
Tohuvabohu Swordgirl rough 01
Tohuvabohu album cover concept rough sheet
Tohuvabohu swordgirl figure concept sheet
I‘m often asked how much preparatory work goes into each album cover I do and this series of rough conceptual work goes some way in illustrating how the final design comes about.
3 months before the final artwork was completed, I started outlining the various ideas I had for the sleeve and a slew of pictures emerged from the process which Sascha and I discussed before I began to build the final image.
Now, I am able to present these images for sale. Anyone interested, please leave your contact details in the comments box below or contact me via our Gmail account email@example.com and I’ll provide prices and size details.
All the above are rendered in black indian ink and signed.
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The lads from Nitzer Ebb enjoy a quiet pint in a pub with a swell decor. It can’t be that tough to get served in there, surely!
KMFDM are my most regular clients and I had great pleasure in completing their latest CD sleeve recently. Its going back more to the roots of the KMFDM style in terms of art.
Check out their site: http://kmfdm.net and official MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/officialkmfdm
The background is a grid of my hometown on Merseyside.
I recently submitted my final draft for the recently-released KMFDM album ‘Tohuvabohu’. However, when I saw the print version, the background was entirely different to my version. When I asked why it had been changed, I was informed by KMFDM that it had been ‘remixed’. I’m not a big fan of music and know even less of its workings but don’t artists usually have a say in how their music is remixed? It’s like discovering the babysitter has tattooed a rude name on your kid’s head.
Anyway, see which one you think rules and which one sucks.