Derek Riggs for the new album

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Derek Riggs for the new album

Post by Verdades Parias » Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:21 pm

Please, the album artwork HAS TO BE done by this guy...The Infinite/Elements work are too good. Extremely Epic with big and heavy Strato influence.
That will be fantastic...

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Post by Inventariado » Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:06 am

Go with Riggs :)
Infinite & Elements covers and eps are fuckng brillant!
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Post by Aldaron » Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:50 am

I'd lean towards Mattias Norén. I love that guy's work so much, I've actually bought prints from him and hung them through out my house. I'd love to see what he'd come up with.
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Post by stratohawk » Sun Feb 15, 2009 1:08 am

NO! NO! NOT RIGGS!!! NOT ONE MORE RIGGS COVER!!!

After his really good Infinte-Artwork he made those cheesy Intermission- and Elements-Covers. And that rendering-stuff looks so damn artifical. No, I think it's time for something really new.

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Post by fernandotcl » Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:21 am

stratohawk wrote:NO! NO! NOT RIGGS!!! NOT ONE MORE RIGGS COVER!!!

After his really good Infinte-Artwork he made those cheesy Intermission- and Elements-Covers. And that rendering-stuff looks so damn artifical. No, I think it's time for something really new.
You know, by 2003 it seems to me that a lot of album cover artists gave computer imagery a shot. Take a look at Iron Maiden's Dance Of Death cover, for example, it blows! :lol:

I'm ok with the Elements cover though. But yea, I don't understand why people bother with computer graphics, hand drawn stuff is still much better for these guys cause that's what they're used to work with.

By the way, one of the ugliest album covers in my collection is Dragonforce's UItimate Beatdown's. What the hell is going on with that weird ass cyberpunk chick? :lol:

How does it work, I mean, do the artists listen to the albums before creating this stuff? Does the band give the artist some guidelines on what they want to see on the cover and how it's supposed to look like?

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Post by hiro23 » Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:00 am

Just request that riggs hand draw it and to tell you the truth I really didn't have a problem with digital art covers, IMO they are different but I don't think they are bad.
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Post by Ragehead91 » Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:38 am

If Riggs does the artworks he should do hand drawings. I don't like the Elements and Intermissin covers.

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Post by Mormegil » Sun Feb 15, 2009 1:45 pm

stratohawk wrote:NO! NO! NOT RIGGS!!! NOT ONE MORE RIGGS COVER!!!

After his really good Infinte-Artwork he made those cheesy Intermission- and Elements-Covers. And that rendering-stuff looks so damn artifical. No, I think it's time for something really new.
Listen to this man. I think most of Derek Riggs' album arts are terrible.

I'd prefer hand-drawn or a photograph as the album cover.

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Post by Beast_Pete » Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:15 pm

How about John Avon?
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Re: Derek Riggs for the new album

Post by mayhem-for-all » Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:27 pm

I think it should be Toxicangel who made covers to Sonata Arctica, Kotipelto (at least Serenity) Kiuas and many others.

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Post by JensJohansson » Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:40 pm

Toxicangel and Riggs both were too busy! :)

Anyway, some time soon you will see what we have cooked up..

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Post by RazielSR » Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:43 pm

Ok soon is next week more or less!! Hey Jens we need to know more things!! Try to understaaaand!! :D :D

PS: Thank you again Jens.
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Post by Jaimico » Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:45 pm

JensJohansson wrote:Toxicangel and Riggs both were too busy! :)

Anyway, some time soon you will see what we have cooked up..
cool i'm very anxious about that
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Re: Derek Riggs for the new album

Post by browneyedgirl » Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:55 pm

Did Riggs do the VISIONS cover? ??? It was the coolest......

Infinite was very good(IMO), too.
And, I liked the simple gold fleur-de-lys of the black album--very unique.

I'm sure the cover will be nice&eyecatching. :)

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Re: Derek Riggs for the new album

Post by Ragehead91 » Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:08 pm

browneyedgirl wrote:Did Riggs do the VISIONS cover? ??? It was the coolest......

Infinite was very good(IMO), too.
And, I liked the simple gold fleur-de-lys of the black album--very unique.

I'm sure the cover will be nice&eyecatching. :)
Nope. Riggs did Infinite, Elements I & II and Intermission.

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Post by Beast_Pete » Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:03 pm

JensJohansson wrote:Anyway, some time soon you will see what we have cooked up..
This one?

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Re: Derek Riggs for the new album

Post by Ragehead91 » Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:23 pm

This as a Album cover would be epic!

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Re: Derek Riggs for the new album

Post by suhdeluku » Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:45 pm

Come on Jens, we want something! Cover, song, solo, something to listen/look at. When the album will be released? There are rumours that it'll be released before the first gigs in UK, is that true?

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