"Space Time Hate Fire" EP Design
On November 11, 2016, my band, The Jack Draculas
, released our debut EP, "Space Time Hate Fire".
(Spoiler alert: it's a metal record.)
The EP was recorded and produced by Brian Nielsen in Chicago, IL.
I designed and created the cover art. The wooden frame and background were actually created (they're a "practical" effect), painted and photographed by me. Above that, is a layer of space transparency effects and then the logo text for the band name and EP title (all done by me).
Accompanying the release is a wide-aspect press/DSP photo that I designed, photographed and edited.
2016-11-08 - adobe illustrator, design, music, photography
I based my costume design on Richard Burton's white leather armor from the 1963 Liz Taylor
The red under-tunic is flannel--I designed a the (very simple) pattern and sewed it--and the armor is made of foam, shaped with a heat gun and bonded with Barge's contact rubber cement.
The embellishments were partially 3D printed (the repetitive ones, e.g. the gold "flowers") and partially urethane: I made the mold for the sword from card stock, hosed it down in releaser and then used Smooth-Cast 300 in the mold.
Charlotte, my Cleopatra and the love of my life, deserves special credit for putting up with me while I worked obsessively on the thing for nearly two weeks straight. Looking back, it's all a blur, but I know how I am when I get a late start on a big project and I'm sure I was an absolute basket case.