Digital painting +textures
A band had a contest, to make them a CD cover artwork for their next album called 'Timeless'. You could do pretty much what ever you wanted, so I thought it would be a good idea to try out. You can see and read more about my thoughts below. In the end they really liked it a lot and said it was one of their favorites, unfortunately they didn't pick mine. But I'm still very happy with the result.
First I just had the album title to go on when I started thinking about an idea for the cover, bear with me it's more than 6 months since I finished this, so I don't quite remember where the first seed was sown. But I do remember the finished idea and layout of it. I was thinking the crow is flying away with the time, for this I used the hands of the clock as symbolism, without them the clock will be timeless. I also had an idea of a picture where the crow would fly with it into a black-hole because there no time exist, but that wouldn't have looked so good.
Then when I talked with them and got the lyrics of the title song, it totally fit to my idea, so I was happy with it.
See the whole design: [link]