Now for something a little different… I have always loved making mixtape cover art on the computer, but when my website JFH started doing compilations in 2012 to showcase indie artists, I had fun drawing the covers or taking photos for the covers for each one.
For Vol. 10 of “Songs We’ve Been Trying To Tell You About (And Others We Haven’t)” — I love long compilation titles by the way. haha! — I loved the idea of Han Solo on his mic yelling “Yahoo!” but I thought I’d take a different spin on it and draw him listening to music instead.
Here’s what the final cover art looks like:
and I used a different drawing I did for the back cover:
To make the drawing more true to Star Wars, I used a lightbox to trace an outline of my original drawing and then drew a finished version of his hand and right ear to overlay on the computer. I then took that into photoshop and merged them to create this image:
You can get prints of both versions in my Etsy shop:
Star Wars-true microphone version: