Jun 27, 2011

Admiral Browning 'Battles Stations' Custom digipak

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Above is pictures of the finished/printed custom digipak for Admiral Browning's 'Battle Stations' Record. Alot of work went into this, on my end and the bands. The band came up with the layout and story concept behind it and with some brainstorming between us I executed it. I was pretty thorough in my approach by doing character sketches (even for the ships), thumbnails, sketches, etc. I wanted the band to be satisfied but also myself, I didn;t want to half ass this and knew it being a cool project could get some good exposure. The band are nice guys and hard workers, pushing the band as hard as they can while maintaining day jobs and lives much like myself. I knew they would push this record pretty hard so if I was going to be on board, it was all the way. OK, enough with the sailing references.

I made a couple of videos, or a few, for this. I'll put these up front and let them do the talking. Following the videos I'll post the pictures of the process as I usually do. I hope you enjoy, and as always, thanks for reading/watching/looking.

Video of my workspace during this project and the process before coloring it on the computer:

Video of the mock up sent to me by the printer, Furnace MFG:

Final video of all the merch and digipak printed and done:

Here's the mock up of the template I made from their idea, we sent this to the manufacturer and they said it was possible:

"Character Sketches" for the robot and ships, for the band to approve before going further.

Here's a short collection of the thumbnails I presented them, much more were done. All drawn in ink then colored and cleaned up in Photoshop:

Here's the final sketches I did before doing the final artwork.This is to make sure everything works and will fit on the template and the band is OK with it all:

Here's some revisions done in Photoshop, digggit:

and BAM! The final art as seen on my screen, before printing:

there ya go, more process pictures than any one human needs, thorough is my name!

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