Recently I was comissioned to create an artwork for an EMP exclusive special edition box for the release of the brandnew In Flames album: Battles.
I started with this simple thumbnail and we decided to go with this one.
Next step was a rough mockup in Photoshop to represent the main elements:
The basis for this artwork is a traditional drawing and an acrylic underpainting:
First acrylic color layer:
Second color layer:
I scanned the traditional image and finished the artwork digitally:
That was my finished result.
For the final box cover art the art direction department edited it and turned it into this:
You can order this special edition box at the EMP Merchandise Online Store: