Track 1 complete!
Track 1: The Griffon is Dead
The project: Create a heavy / death metal album as a series of 10-12 photoshop paintings
The background: I’ve always wanted to create a band, record an album and tell a bit of a story. When I heard the outstanding “Brendon Small’s Galaktikon” I fell in love with it as a Dethklok fan and as a lover of that slightly cheesy brand on metal such as Man-O-War’s “Dawn of Battle”. However, I’ve got absolutely no musical skill, but I do draw and paint, so the logical thing to do was to make that album I always wanted to do, but use the skills I have instead of the ones I don’t.
I’ve been so caught up with my day job as a UI and UX designer, that I’ve not done anything about it until I discovered Astropad and I got excited about it again and used it to justify buying a new Wacom product (I’m definitely in their Fanboy club thanks to a couple of Intuos - currently an Intuos3 Medium).
@Giovanni was kind enough to help me out with some confusion I was having with my purchase, we got chatting and he told me about the Astropad community and I decided that this was going to be my place for sharing and documenting the process of making that as yet untitled album a reality.
Here’s the first shot of Track 1 called "The Griffon is Dead. The photo itself is called “My idea of a great Saturday night”
Please feel free to provide any feedback or tips as I go along, it’ll always be welcomed, although please bear in mind that anything not marked with _FINAL is a work in progress.