The new book ”Rock Poets” from BTJ Förlag (Sweden), author Richard Ohlsson, came out recently. I did both the cover design and the illustration. The book’s ISBN 978-91-7018-644-8. The book is an interesting book about the lyrics in rock music. In this book the music have to take a back seat for a moment, and listen and talk about the lyrics. What are they telling us and what is it we are listening too.
You can read more about the book at the publisher’s website BTJ Förlag.
Since I sometimes get questions from illustrators and designers interested on how I work: I first made a set of pencil drafts in my sketchbook, on the idea of the guitar. From there I draw the guitar ( a Gibson), and made both the illustration and book cover design in CorelDRAW X4 and Corel Photo-Paint X4 (CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4)