I am pleased to be able to show some illustrations I painted for the rock band Radio Mystery, whom have just released their debut album “A Perfect Alibi.” The band already had a concept going for the art before I came onboard, as they wanted a contemporary riff on Renee Magritte’s famous bowler hat gentleman. Self described as, “new music with an old soul,” this mash up of classic surrealism with space age fantasy ended being a perfect fit for Radio Mystery’s identity. I’m very happy that I was able to contribute to their vision and am quite satisfied with the end result.
The complete painting, with extra space atmosphere for the inside spread.
The bowler hat illustration, painted for the CD image.
Atmospheric space nebulas are harder to paint than one might expect! As painting the bowler hat gentleman was so simple, I spent the most time trying to get just the right cloudiness and transparency for the space dust. I really wanted a sense of wonder and mystery to permeate the image and getting the atmosphere right was totally essential.
I played “A Perfect Alibi” constantly while painting this- it’s some really good stuff! Here’s where it can be found online:
Give em’ a listen! Thanks for stopping by!