Donnerstag, 7. Juli 2016


I knocked out this din-A 4 size design pretty fast... sketching directly on the paper with leadpencil, then inking it and finally using Grey acrylic paint for shadows and orange for Details.
man, i just love hillbillies - in all different sizes. holy smoke is a small, well VERY SMALL record Label from scotland - but they sure have good stuff... the great shiverin' sheiks have a CD out there, and also the strange blue dreams. check them out, they are great. don't know These two bands yet, but i sure would like to be there to listen to their Music.
let#s see - maybe somewhere down the line i can play with my own Hillbilly Outfit "dr. bontempi's snake oil co." together with These bands.
enough of this blabla - here you see the design and Details...

and the final Flyer (with the required changes ;-)

Dienstag, 28. Juni 2016


I really was happy when guille from sleazy records asked me to do the sleeve-design for this record release: CAVEMAN JAMBOREE from the U.S. band "the neanderthals". HA! it was so clear for me to paint a cavemen couple dancing in front of a Stone-Age record Player!
i just was unsure about the technique.
here is the final printed record sleeve, front sleeve, rear sleeve and Details:

first i did These sketches:

as soon as the concept was clear - i started to try out...
somehow i opted for cut-outs first - but then discarded it...

then i did the final drawing with brush and ink on paper:

but the bigger Problem was to find the right Color combination (as always!)

finally i stuck with this one...

Freitag, 24. Juni 2016


finally it is out - the new Album of ROB HERON & THE TEA PAD ORCHESTRA! i was honored to do the design, and here we go: title is SOMETHING BLUE, referring to the well known wedding Quote. well, i guess you get the Point... here you see front sleeve, rear sleeve and Details of the finished product... i draw the whole Thing with brush and ink, the Details with fineliner. originally it was supposed to be a White cardboeard sleeve - it turned out to be brownish. i think if i knew that i would have given the blue Color a Little more intensity. but it works like this. I'm especially happy about the Little devil on the rear sleeve, sitting on his bertoia chair and Smoking a cigar!