Recently I was asked by the band Generation:Landslide to create album artwork for there forthcoming record. The album is very melancholy and I wanted to express this in the artwork.
I did a few sketches of each of the band members and played around with some pens and ink for a rough draft. I couldn’t seem to capture the mood- until I played around with some toned drawing paper and white acrylic paint as a ground. Finally- I liked the direction I was going. A couple drafts later and I added the delicate line work and birds. (my favorite part of the artwork)
The birds withering up in a unforeseen and looming tangle of string just screams melancholy. I am very pleased with the result:
( acrylic, watercolor, pen and ink on heavy gray drawing paper)