Cypher 16 — The Great Surveyor
Debut album art for emerging British metal band.
Creative Direction: Jack Doolan/Cypher16
Art direction, Digital Artist, Publication Design: Valp Maciej Hajnrich
Cover art and booklet/promo illustration.
Album Art Creation Process
Artworks represent bands vision for the character, The Great Surveyor.
Besides of taking sketches, I took some photos to find out how the Great Surveyor should feel like. Finally decided to use Poser for creating initial pose and then digitally painted all clothes and roots and photo-manipulated landscape in the scene.
Used software: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Poser and lot of rock/metal music on the playlist.
First sketches - cover proposals. Next: early work-in-progress versions for both cover illustrations.
Photo shooting (ref pose) and renders for final character.
Also some of my test prints vs final product. Checking typography and placement for "Caste" artwork. Finally, it appears in the booklet and back of the packaging includes tracklist only.
CD Cover Design
Final digipack packaging with booklet and cd label.