I’ve wanted to present this artwork for quite some time now. The Fall of Every Seasons «Amends» album has been in the works for far to many years, and I’ve been working off and on on the artwork for the last three-four years. Finally, the release date is closing in someday soon, and I think it’s way overdue to present some of the progress and artwork we’ve made for this release so far. Initially, after the release of «From Below», I pictured a more hand made approach on the «Amends» album. Over the last couple of years, the album has grown to be one of my favorite albums, and one of the strong qualities of the album is the raw emotion and the filmatic sound. It sounds big, epic and at the same time very direct and raw. All of this led me to the idea of giving it a more psychedelic, film noir-style, having the lyrics shown as a piece of text, more like a story, and making an illustration for each song.
A couple of years ago we actually settled on this cover:
These are some of the sketches from the sketches from the booklet, the different images is meant to show some of the content of each song.
And these are some of the drawings I made for the album, that I cut apart and used for the booklet sketches.
However, as at is when you’re working on something you love, it’s difficult to settle, so this summer I took two whole weeks working on one big drawing that was meant to be the final artwork for Amends. It’s now finally settled, It’s been about a year since I made this one. It is without doubt the most difficult pieces I’ve drawn so far, I think it’s about 100 cm x 60 cm size, so about A0 in real size. I had Kim Kvalheim, as usually document it, and I colored it digitally. To see the final result, go here: