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How to create stylized planet illustration

How to create stylized planet illustration

Originally published in DigitalDesign Magazine #1, 2012 - www.digitaldesignmag.com Artwork used for cover of BETWEEN THE PLANETS "Immersion Into The Unknown"

I was born in 1984 in Slovakia, Europe. It was 4 years ago I fell in passion with digital art and  computer graphics. After finishing my university studies I started as completely self-taught.  Shortly I landed a job as a junior graphic designer but nowadays I work as freelancer focused on 2D production, matte-painting, photo retouching and postproduction. Also I keep moving forward towards new advanced production techniques and area…

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Shining album artwork for One One One

Shining album artwork for One One One

“One One One” will be available as a digipack containing a 20 page booklet filled with lyrics and artwork designed by famous designer duo Trine+Kim (Enslaved, Solefald, Mayhem, Drakthrone).Shining front man and saxophone superman, Jørgen Munkeby, comments on the process and thoughts behind the cover art:"We wanted to continue the visual aesthetics we developed with Blackjazz and Live Blackjazz, but at the same time give it a fresh twist. It felt natural to continue our collaboration with Trine + Kim Design Studio, who helped develop the visual aesthetics for Blackjazz back in 2009.I've also…

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Comparing bands first and latest album covers

Comparing bands first and latest album covers

by Pete Alander (Bandmill/HeavyMetalArtwork.com)

As times goes by all bands in any music genre must face the facts of changing music industry and re-invent or at least update their concept of producing albums. There must be millions of things you need to discover again as an artist but one of the key points is how your album cover should look like in 2013. As we all know the direction is going more and more into digital publishing and it's pushing the boundaries of design as we speak and raises questions that never existed in past days. Where to focus on your design? How to reduce the size as…

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