John Legend CD Cover | Skillshare Projects

Soulful Artist

Freelance Graphic Designer/Illustrator



John Legend CD Cover

I chose an artist that I am familiar with - John Legend. He has an upcoming album “Love In The Future” set to release this June. He is described as a handsome, sultry, soulful R&B singer having a voice that is warm, smoky, low and soft.

My mood board includes some of Legend’s past cd covers. My thoughts for this cd concept is to create a portrait using some warm colors and adding some futurist elements with either the type or textures throughtout the background. Here are some rough sketch concepts I have come up with thus far. Still nothing concrete yet. 

I've chosen a portrait shot and created a refined sketch and now I'm ready to add some color.  ...

Today, while working on some details with my sketch- I decided to see what a  line art version of the portrait would like. I've played with some layers of color but, I'm still undecided with which direction to go with ...

What are your thoughts?

Thanks Guys for the feedback! Today I really worked on adding some texture and color to the background and I have to admit it is definitely still a work in progress but, I'd love to hear what your thoughts are.


in this sketch I merged the line drawing and ink layer together in photoshop.

Color Version with no background ...

With Background and Type


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