‘Thin Frog’ I
(1) 11”x17” poster; (1) standard CD cover- Thin Frog’s Dreary Dream(referred to as TFDD from here on out).
For this project,I based my process and materials on my M.O.T.H. EP album cover– in short, I planned to do a large free drawing/ music line drawing in graphite, using line to visually express the music. Two or three hours of stream-of-consciousness sketching while listening to TFDD (which reminds me a little of the score from The Neverending Story), followed by several more hours of adjusting line weight, resulted in the initial drawing (below). I also used sections of the drawing for a supplementary poster.
For an album cover, I wanted to re-utilize my idea of tracing sections of the initial free-drawing onto sheets of mylar (a semi-transparent paper), then stacking the layers, finally cutting holes between them to create depth and visual interest. I also wanted to try incorporating color. So. Big experiment. A quick hour adjusting layers in Photoshop provided some ideas; I laid mylar over the original drawing to trace the lines. Here is how that looked: