This project is for the Uruguayan band Pixeles. For their 2015 EP, Errático, the band wanted an art that represent the spirit of the songs. I started from the basis that the songs have a cold environment, but not melancholy. I also wanted an animal to associate these feelings and so I thought of a polar bear.
The initial drawing is made in craft paper with black charcoal and white chalk to highlight the lights of the image.
Once the initial drawing was finished, I added some watercolor stains to avoid illustration rigidity and start including colors that help represent the feelings of the album.
After finishing the manual part I went to photoshop. With the help of the computer I started looking the way that the drawing was colder. For that I replaced and updated the most colors of the image.
To complete the art of EP, the texts must be added, that is, the band name and album name. I also needed to crop the initial drawing, as the album aspect ratio must be square.
Now go to Spotify and listen to the album, it's great!
2015 EP, Errático by Pixeles