When up-and-coming-singer-songwriter Taylor Olson approached me about designing her album art, I was very interested. Album art! But when I heard her voice, intrigue begat excitement—this girl can sing. We wanted to create something that was evocative of her folksy sound and hint at the lovebird theme without going all Portlandia.
I initially wanted to do a hand drawn version, and had a splendid time stealing my kids’ colored pencils. Ultimately we decided it might be a little too folksy, and went with the bolder vector art. Which do you prefer?
It’s been a while since I have had an illustration project, and I am really enjoying it. So much so that I felt the need to report it.