this is a pattern drawn for the upcoming reissue of the cavity album "laid insignificant". it was inspired by a similar pattern found in the background of the miles davis cover artwork for "live evil"... not sure how this will be treated in the context of the layout. still very much a work in progress.
somebody asked how i work the pen and ink drawings into the final layouts for which they are created. well, generally i just scan the drawings after completion, and then arrange and color them in photoshop and/or illustrator - illustrator being the preferred program for this purpose. depending on the project, the drawings are occasionaly altered beyond being colored and resized, but it's a rarity - when alterations do occur they are almost always quite minimal. i prefer to do as much of the work by hand as i can as it's a more enjoyable process for me, more intuitive.
heading out of town for a few days, but i should have some new postings upon my return next week...
So do you redraw your designs in Illustrator? or do you just correct the colors/contrast of a scan in photoshop?
This design, for example, looks like a lot of tedious work to be redrawn in illustrator...
Cool, thanks for the info. It's nice to know how something works from someone who has years of experience. Looking forward to the new stuff!
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