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  • #16
    Originally posted by aoVI View Post
    Maharg Yeah, your album covers look freakin' awesome. Love your paintings and photos.
    Thank you very much!
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    • #17
      Originally posted by Maharg View Post
      Its not too hard to do.
      That's because you are a good at it Graham...
      I may not post anything useful, but at least I do it often

      Latest release - Anomaly available on Bandcamp


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      • #18
        Originally posted by synkrotron View Post

        That's because you are a good at it Graham...
        I am not so sure about that, but it is fun. A pity that digital has killed off the open out album covers with pages and other cool stuff that was done. I suppose there is pdf, but not the same as a real album cover.
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        • #19
          Yeah, the physical process of listening to a record was much more enchanting; you'd sit quietly while the album played and peruse the packaging. No distractions.

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          • #20
            II love to make artwork's photos by myself, trying to find something that represent phisically those I feel listeting to my music. I am a minimalistic guy :D I don't like the writes (artist/title) on artwork, generally, I prefer find the right subject and modify the colour palette. I think there's a reason I always searched for "phisical" and ordinary objects, without computer graphics massive post-operation. My music is darky, icy, mechanical and sometimes noisy, it doesn't sounds to me like an interstellar trip, or the soundtrack for travelling on the surface of another planet, nothing "purely biological" or coloured on my music.
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            • #21
              As a major death metal fan, it is becoming the case for fans to buy their favorite band's albums on vinyl and hope it comes with a digital download (otherwise fans know where to get the download). The local record stores in my area actually separate out "extreme metal" vinyls and actually appear near the front of the store. The chain-store "The Exchange" is starting to do it too. It helps that all of the bigger death metal bands put out vinyl releases and I own quite a few. For my dark ambient work, I have a few album covers that are twice as long just in case I can figure out a physical release sometime in the future. Anyway in extreme metal the practice is still very much alive luckily.
              Recent albums (and one old one) I picked up from Immolation, Artificial Brain, and ZHRINE. Awesome stuff!
              Dark ambient horror utilizing a completely-original synthesizer on YouTube, SoundCloud, Bandcamp, and Facebook.
              Also join me on the Dark Ambient Discord Server.

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              • #22
                Most of the time I use my own artwork/ photography. I'm pretty facile with Photoshop, as I've been using it for years and years, as well as a 3D rendering program, Vue X-Stream. Much better to use original work that most likely hasn't been appropriated by someone else for other uses.
                https://metapop.com/sonic-bodhi
                https://www.youtube.com/user/SonicBodhi1
                https://sonicbodhi.bandcamp.com/
                https://hearthis.at/sonic-bodhi-iw/

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                • #23
                  I make my own covers (so far). The image on my fisrt album was taken by me, but processed by a colleague. But the cover design was done by myself.

                  On my next album (out end of November this year on essentia mundi records - stay tuned!!! I already have a couple of CDs at home, just waiting for the official release date), the images are designed by the guy who runs the label. The photographs were made by a colleague (old WWII military facilities in germany and poland - a tunnel, blocks of concrete and some steel - but you will not be able not recognize them, the processing is really intense).

                  Last edited by betadecay; 11-10-2018, 08:46 AM.
                  Latest Album (Sept. 2020): Tenth Region Of The Night
                  Soundcloud - Bandcamp - Youtube - Essentia Mundi - Winter-Light

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                  • #24
                    inspired by aoVI I set up a deviant art page as another platform to spread the word about my stuff. Who knows, maybe really simple artwork will catch on... ;)

                    https://www.deviantart.com/the-quietist
                    https://soundcloud.com/quietist

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by The Quietist View Post
                      inspired by aoVI I set up a deviant art page as another platform to spread the word about my stuff. Who knows, maybe really simple artwork will catch on... ;)

                      https://www.deviantart.com/the-quietist
                      Haha! Same here

                      https://www.deviantart.com/synkrotron
                      I may not post anything useful, but at least I do it often

                      Latest release - Anomaly available on Bandcamp


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                      • #26
                        Mostly I do them myself, having a background in visual art. I either make them from scratch, like my debut release Structural Tendency, or use stock images and work them into what I want.
                        I used the services of polish visual artist/photographer Michal Karcz on my 2015 release "Percipient", which was a great experience. The CD version turned out beautifully.
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                        • #27
                          that looks gorgeous

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                          • #28
                            I do my own imaging - original photography then Affinity or Photoshop if it is an older image. i quite like photography, and video as well although I have made very few videos. Just bought my first gimbal today to smooth video out so video will become a bit more foregrounded. I have a visual arts background from long ago, and in the future now as well
                            Last edited by GregH; 04-28-2019, 04:07 AM.

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                            • #29
                              I did the cover for my debut album as Brugd; Grönska. But I’m not pleased at all.

                              I’ve done a lot of posters for theatre plays so I thought I could do the art for my album too, but maybe it’s because it’s way more personal and therefore more difficult.
                              https://brugd.bandcamp.com/

                              https://soundcloud.com/brugd

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                              • #30
                                Jan Roos the photo & artwork for "percipient" looks really impressive.
                                soundcloud.com/timewarpthomas

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