I had a chance to take part in the project of Depositphotos “REimagining record covers“. The idea was to reimagine all-time legendary record covers, to show the connection of the past and the present. Young creatives, 19 artists from all over the world who work in different styles and techniques,had a chance to show their vision in 2017. I was working over the cover “Back to Black” of brilliant Amy Winehouse.
I started my work on the creative idea of the cover from listening over and over the Amy’s album Back to Black. It was easy to get started with a sketch like that. And after I have finished the cover, her songs didn’t leave me for a while. Amy’s music helped me find an understanding of what the album cover should look like.
I have chosen the colors for the illustration appropriate to the name of the album.
The process didn’t take me too long. I have been creating the cover for one day, and another day I have been upgrading it to the final image. The vision and the idea came to me easily because I was inspired by Amy’s musical creativity. I have started with the pencil sketch, then finished the illustration in the Illustrator. I think that her album could have the cover like that in the times of Art Deco was popular.
Previously I didn’t have an aim to create the cover of some album. But I always wanted to create an illustration in my unique style for some celebrity. Thanks to Depositphotos project I’ve got this opportunity. I like the actual process of creating illustrations, when you have just the idea, inspiration and desire to create something new, up to date.
I am proud and happy that I could bring to life what I planned. I won’t be ashamed to show this a cover to Amy Winehouse.