I was really excited with this project because Jessie J is an up and coming artist from my Home town London. I was asked to produce a drawing of Jessie J’s face and CD sampler artwork.
For the drawings of Jessie J’s face I asked the help of one of my classmates Josh Harker becasue I knew he has strong drawing skills which will be perfect for this. Universal Republic wanted the drawing to be nebulous and focus on the sleek precision of her bob haircut. Josh Harker drew two images that perfectly illustrate these two points that Universal republic wanted to convey. Below are the illustrations drawn by Josh Harker .
More of Josh Harkers work can be viewed at www.josh.themoon.co.uk
The next part of the project was to design CD sampler artwork. They gave me three different images of her and asked me combine two of them the one with paint all over her and the clean studio shoot. Below are the various outcomes I came up with.
Above are the CD sampler artwork i created blending in the two different images. The reason why I chose to use green and pink is that they contrast very well against the black and white images. When i sent over the Images to Universal republic they really liked the Illustrations drawn by Josh Harker and the CD sampler artwork. They choose the last image of the above to be the final design and asked to remove the image of her with paint all over it and edit the paint splatter in her hair and eye. Below is the final cd sampler artwork after the changes.
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