For fun, I make unofficial album covers for songs. I started making them for songs in my music library that didn’t have them, like artists’ mixtape releases, covers, and live performances. I also make them for songs I like. They are fun exercises to try to capture the feeling of song in a single image. I often learn and practice new skills while working on them. I don’t pressure myself to make a “good” thing and just make. It’s my area to freely experiment and learn.
I usually use images from the artist’s music videos, or press release photos, or images from my personal photo collection. I experiment with photo collage or further my vector illustration skills. I usually end up making several different versions that I have a hard time choosing from.
*Some cover arts are for RE:ludus, my remix music channel