This album cover was commissioned by Chicago band “Attack Time” as a part of the Gig Grabbing Game: it seems these days sounding great is only the start of the process.
Band leader Marshall Hong wanted the artwork to follow an American Civil War subject in order to suit the band’s folk rock blend… while the logo was to be hand generated in a Roger Dean style: Dean who did the covers for many Progressive Rock bands in the 70’s including Yes, Rick Wakeman and Uriah Heep.
Needless to say research is a big thing in this game!
Artwork was rendered on a tabletPC with a digital stylus, using digital pencil and watercolour. As a bonus for research Marshall provided Ken Burns’ 10 hour documentary on DVD.