I visited Urban Outfitters and I saw some vinyl albums that looked really cool and inspired for my project. Seeing how they looked in person got me excited to print my album out because I want to be able to have that hard copy.
This is the vinyl mock up for my album cover that I created using photoshop, illustrator, and my sketch.
So this is a sketch that I worked on one day and as I was flipping through my sketchbook looking for inspiration, I found this piece and I was inspired. It was so true to how I am currently feeling this year and how I have been feeling for a while. I feel as though in life because of who I am and how I look, I have to hide behind this mask for society to even accept me. So this will be the piece that I will use on the cover of my album because it is so true to me and fits with that Lost theme.
So during this entire year, I have been feeling lost, through my art and through myself and i wanted this album to reflect me and my feelings. So although this is just a mock up album, I still wanted to be true to myself and allow others to know my feelings through my work. So I decided to change the name of the album because I felt as though it was a fitting name, since it is the one word that would describe my life right now. Here I am just playing with different ways to write the name of the album and how I want it to look.
This week I decided to take a different approach to my personal project and just listen to artists that inspire me. I not only wanted to get inspired by the covert but I wanted their music to influence what i created. So without researching any images or pictures this week I chose toast some time aside and just listen to my favorite artists and even listen to songs on my playlist that I never really listen to. I have been listening to various artists like Princess Nokia, Drake, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Chance the Rapper, and Kanye West.