This is an album cover for a band called The Chase,
based out of LA. I was contacted by them through `adonihs
whose cousin happens to be a part of the band. I was given the honor of conceptualizing and executing a unique and atmospheric cover for them based on the sound of their music and the emotion it conveys.
Check them out here
, and once their album comes out, I'll be sure to post a journal for those of you who are interested in them. They've got a cool sound that almost reminds me of Breaking Benjamin, and they're aiming for the end of October for release.
As for the technical aspects of this piece, it's a combination of painting and matte work. This means that I worked to combine my own painted elements with photographic elements to try and convey a seamless, but stylized image.
I really hope you guys like it, I put an absolute ton of work into it.
Thanks go to `adonihs and =CaelestisTrucido for the help along the way.
P.S. This is the third time I've submitted this, so hopefully it'll work properly now...