:: IMPORTANT UPDATE AT END ::
This is my first journal entry here. I should really consider being more active on DA, however it's hard to when I can't submit anything. Of course, there's always my Facebook page, whereupon I do post updates every now and then.
But I digress...
So it's my intention to create a new album. This album will have a collection of piano songs by me. There will be old piano solos, arrangements of Epic Battle Fantasy songs, and some new songs too. I'll probably have this album sold in both CD format and MP3 format (probably ITunes...). The title of this album is "Musician, Magician".
Of course, every album needs a cover. And while I can do a little bit (and I mean only a little) in Photoshop, I don't consider what I create visually to be anything impressive. So, I want to ask my fans for some help!
And might as well make it a contest too (prizes and all)!
So here's the details:
There are two categories you can enter in:
This will go on the CD case and needs both an inside and outside. This will also be the album art for the mp3 distribution.
1800px x 1800px (2 images)
This art will be printed on the CD itself.
1600px x 1600px
Must be a circle (otherwise the outsides of the circle will get cut out) and account for the center being cut out (by the middle of the CD). This means you can have your design go over it, but nothing important should be there). The outer circle is 1600px in diameter (obviously) and the middle circle is about 400px in diameter.
You're free to make your design whatever you think will fit the album. I do have a preference for blue and feathers/wings, but any color and motif will do as long as it fits the album (and the music) well. So be creative!!
Oh, and don't think I forgot this part here... the prizes!
1st place (2 given, 1 for each category): $50 and a free CD
2nd place (2 given, 1 for each category): $20 and a free CD
3rd place (2 given, 1 for each category): A free CD
I don't have too much money (still sadly...) but I hope these prizes are good enough.
The submission deadline for this contest is March 9th (I have a bit of my own deadline to meet for this album). If anyone has questions, feel free to put them in the comments or just send me a note!
Thank you everyone and have fun!
~Phyrnna ^_^ <3
P.S. This contest is open to everyone, so if you know someone who would like to do this feel free to let them know!
P.P.S. Those who want templates, I do have them. Just let me know you want them and provide me an email to send the template to.
For those who are designing the album cover, the inside will have a track list. However I've yet to fully compile the track list and put it in order. So for now, design the inside without a track list. Once I pick a winner, I'll send the tracklist to add on.
Not too important of an update but....
You can submit your designs to me for judging by either posting it on DA or by emailing them to me at HalcyonicFalconX@gmail.com. Either one is fine by me.
Remember, .png format!