Sunday, January 24, 2010

Mooshiners - I'm Comin' Home

Let me start by saying that this band is talented and full of such wonderful people! If you haven't heard of the The New Orleans Moonshiners you should check their page on myspace. When they asked me to do their 2nd album of course said YES! haha.

I had such a wonderful time doing their first: Check it!

So here is the process of the 2nd album piece. I started sketching in my sketchbook while listening to their Pre-Released version. 

My process changes for each piece that I start. For this one, I started outlining the sketch in Photoshop. 

The coloring was brought into Painter X. Laying out the colors. "oil pastel" tool used plus custom brush was created for this.

Ze end! After painting the piece in Painter X, I took it back to Photoshop to edit the layout and text. Photoshop is recomended for editing the "Levels" and colors found within. 


  1. I love how colorful the cover is! And the stylized figures look really nice <3

  2. This is a GORGEOUS piece! I love the movement and jazzyness to it! Utterly perfect for a CD cover!
    I also really love seeing your process/progress--- soooo inspiring! Keep posting Missa! :)

  3. Hello Melissa...Your album cover is Fantastic!! I love the vibrant colors and the jazzy movement of the artists. I will stop by again to hopefully see more of your work!

  4. Thank you for the comments!

    And Rose, I am very honored that you enjoy my work. Thank you, most kindly!