Friday, September 26, 2014
A few months back I was commissioned once again by my pal Nikhil P. Yerwadekar to create artwork for a 45 vinyl release from his band, Low Mentality. Coming up is their release show this Sunday where you could purchase the vinyl for the first time.
I've assembled some images here of the process which began rather loose and cartoony in the rough stages and swiftly developed into the territory Nikhil was looking to explore with a specific request for bright, tropical-inspired colors for the otherwise more somber, gray tone of the original ink drawing.
The largest change was to omit the mermaid's visibility in the water, an alteration that he thought made the scene more mysterious and worthy of a double-take.
It was fun to work with Nikhil again and if you can make it, I suggest you come on out to the release show on Sunday.