Monday, 31 January 2011

Album Design Ideas

1. The first sketch of my four ideas is of the intwined legs image i did on the previous post. The simple imagery of two legs together is not like anything i've seen before and can be a metaphor for many things - engaging the viewer to think about the visual image. This idea/concept is versatile and can easily be improved on.
2. I drew out the existing "Gossip - Music for men" album cover and then over the eye hair and mouth had the idea to superimpose either physically or virtually the features of a "scientifically attractive female (blonde hair, red lips, blue eyes)". This idea relates to the album name as like the saying "music to my eyes" - the perfect female features is like 'music for men'.
3. My third idea is to take pictures of 3 look-a-likes to the band members and overlay them on-top of each other, like the way 3D images are. Using inspiration from 3D would be socially relevant as 3D movies made a come back in 2010. Each individual face would be in a different colour, and the layering of the three faces would reinforce how the band members see themselves as a single unit; a family. This could be done by stobe flash lighting in the studio, or constructed in photoshop and even achieved on film with double/triple exposures.
4. Similar to number 3, this idea has 3 faces but facing in different directions, i think professionally this would look a lot cleaner and less complicated; again continuing the theme of the family and being united as one.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Monday, 22 November 2010

Julien Opie.

This image of myself was created on photoshop in the style of Julien Opie. Done by using a basic image and stroking the main features of the face and then filling in the sections with block colour. Overall this style of image is very pop-art and would work well for an album cover but has previously been done by "Blur".

Friday, 19 November 2010


photoshop skills, photocopy filter and then neon glow.

Constructed Photography

This is scanned from my sketchbook, i used mixed materials to create a multi-layered image; editorial pictures and textures. By using a scalpel knife and removing segments of the main image it opens up windows to the materials behind, creating depth. To add an illustration element to this creation i used a blue fine liner to make sharp shapes and emphasize certain details.

This technique could be applied to create and album cover, depending on the album name/music genre/band name, the diversity of this is amazing - making it possible to change the purpose and meaning of the illustration.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Tianyin Wang.

Tianyin originates from an artist family in Shanghai. However, he has been living in the UK for over 4 years.

His glossy and colorful works have an abstract and realistic aspect mixed into one, making for a perfect picture.

Tianyin has worked in advertising, editorial and within publishing.