This is the final draft of the art I drew for Nathaniel Cousins gospel, funk, and r&b - inspired album, Drawing Closer to You. Above is the cover and back of the 8-page booklet. To the right are the inside spreads, pages 1-6.
I drew the album art for invoke's first EP, released in January 2015.
The band (invokesound.com) is heavily influenced by bluegrass, folk, and rock music, so much so that they often forgo the standard string quartet instrumentation of 2 violins, viola and cello in favor of mandolin and the occasional banjo strumming.
The guys are a bunch of lovable dogs with a great fondness for bourbon, so it made sense to feature a bar scene in the album art.
I love the sound of traditional Celtic music so I started collecting songs I wanted to learn on the cello. It quickly expanded past trad music into anything I thought could work with just cello and voice.
It seemed natural to make them look pretty, and thus I began to illustrate