Where can I find a good artist to do our album art?

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  1. Ancestor

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    I have no idea. I've checked colleges, etc.

    We have money (not a lot) but we'll pay for some good shit.

    If anyone knows someone can you please give me their email.

    We like drawing or painting probably a more than photos, but a kickass photo. Who knows?

    We're metal. Older guys... who can't draw obviously! :taunt::tdw:

    Thanks so much!
     
  2. Chokey Chicken

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    Could try browsing fiverr or deviant art. Prices vary, but there are heaps of people who will create art for money.
     
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    Go on facebook and ask around. Also look at who did the album art of bands who have the style you're after. Reach out to them or see who else does that style.
     
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    You could always go the public domain route. Find some cool renaissance or medieval painting with a vague semblance to your album name and slap your logo on there.
     
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    There are 2 really cool guys who I've worked with from Ireland and their rates are quite reasonable.

    Serpent Tusk Studio (more detailed sketches)
    Dabulga Design (more of a psychedelic feel w/ vibrant colours)

    Check them out on Facebook.
     
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  7. Ancestor

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    Hey sweet! Thanks everyone! :D
     
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    DevinShidaker "AN IDIOT"

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    Reach out to artists who create artwork similar to what you would want, and it helps to work with artists who have experience creating album artwork/layouts. Most albums have "cover artwork by _____" in the credits. Be up front with your budget and realistic with your expectations. Lots of good artists have their time wasted by band guys who are price shopping and expect Da Vinci quality artwork with a McDonald's budget... don't be one of those guys! Good luck in your search!
     
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    Good advice, however, I think "reach out" is easier said than done. First, you need to find an artist's contact information.
    I've sent cold emails to artists before after finding their email addresses on a search engine like google, and received something close to a 1% response rate, with the most common response being "I'm busy, but try contacting a local university or something," which isn't bad advice.

    My thoughts would be:
    A. Check out fiverr or freelancer dot com. Usually you can see an artist's portfolio there, then you can reach out to them through the site, to which they typically respond.
    B. Post a flyer at a university or art school on a corkboard or taped to an open wall where there is a lot of foot traffic.
    C. Ask around. People seem to be quite helpful with stuff like this face-to-face, and not so much over email or message boards.

    Like @DevinShidaker said, you will need to come up with a budget. Nobody out there really wants to spend hours working on an album cover for some band they never heard of, no matter how great that band might sound, you know? Maybe if you have a lot of clout in your name already, it's a different ball game.
     
  10. Kyle-Vick

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    PM me with what you have in mind or are looking for, my wife is an artist and may be able to help you out.
     
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    This is true, I guess it's easier to get a response from artists when your band has an established name. I'd suggest that when you do reach out, keep it short and to the point. I notice that most small bands tend to write a novel when contacting people about things regarding their projects.
     
  12. Ancestor

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    All the suggestions you guys put up have yielded at least one or two people that have good looking stuff.

    It's weird because when I was a kid I knew lots of artists. In fact, in high school my best friend was Cornboy from the Toypocalypse. But now I'm at a desk all day it's like being completely alone.

    So this is thread is definitely making me feel a lot better.
     

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