Creating the Album Covers

At first, it seemed a strange request that I write a section on graphics for a music site. But inevitably, those who have received the CDs get to see the pictures before they hear the music. If they are visual people, the pictures will frame their experience of the music. Perhaps it is not a strange request after all.

So how do I acquit this responsibility?

I ask about the composer's intentions of the music.
I listen to the album and note my own reaction.
I plan the work, assembling the elements I need, and testing out the techniques I will use.
I make the album cover artwork.

You wanted more detail than that? Then read on.

By the way, I'm Fiona, and I made this web site as well as the covers.

Click on Next and I'll run through the process I used to create the artwork for Linden Wood.