Here Damien Vignaux -- aka elroy -- shows you how he created an artwork for his band The Escapists – a techno act comprised of Damien and Leonizer records boss Léonard De Léonard. The artwork appears on the cover of The Escapists' new EP, Les Ailes du Courage (Wings of Courage), as well as on flyers for their live shows.
For this project, I wanted to create something with the feel of Socialist posters of a particular vintage. After finding good reference material, I decided to create an piece with figures looking to the skies in a stirring fashion. First off, I took pictures of Leo and myself in the correct pose. As the images are just for reference, they don't need to be perfectly exposed.
Using the photos, I drew the simple geometries of the faces with the Line Segment tool (\) in Illustrator. If the contours are difficult to follow, enhancing the contrast in Photoshop – or even converting the images to black –and-white – makes the job easier.