It's a tough thing to know that when you're making your album, you're going to end up collaborating with, say, Wal-Mart, on your artwork. That just sucks. And the pressure behind getting the numbers real fast is, to me, dizzying.
I love working with rotoscopic animation because under the incredible handpainted artwork are real actors and real human performances.
I would love to be able to share my artwork with as many people as possible so that I can help spread an appreciation for art in general.
Unfortunately, the general interest in art among the Japanese is very low compared to that of Western countries. I would love to be able to correct that by bringing many more pieces of interesting artwork to Japan.
I began collecting artwork as a way to help young artists to promote their work as well as to increase awareness of contemporary art among the younger generation.
I'm an art collector, have been for years, and I paint. Needless to say, the artwork in my houses, apartment is extensive.
I feel very English. I'm proud of it. I wanted there to be a thread connecting everything, the songs, clothes, artwork, even the string arrangements. It all creates a certain atmosphere.
I'm a huge cinemaphile. My interest in filmmaking came out of experimenting with different genres, and I wanted to go back to working in a way that was more personal, which, for me, was artwork. Commercials and films are more collaborative.
I draw my own stuff. I do my own cover artwork.
I'm a massive Trekkie. I've got original artwork from the '70s. I've got outfits. Yeah, I have actual 'Star Trek' outfits that I wear. I'm a massive, massive 'Star Trek' fan.
The artwork on my packaging was something I painstakingly micro-managed - for example, I treat it like a tattoo, taking into consideration the muscle structure and seeing were the line lands on the existing body.
I hadn't thought about that before, this passionate following, with fan fiction and artwork. At first it felt like an invasion of privacy, but then I realized it's nice that the character can be shared.
I design all my sets. With my tour and my album artwork, I co-design that with people who are better at drawing than me. But I've got a good imagination. I went to art school so I understand how to communicate my ideas.
I'm an unabashed fan of 'The New Yorker.' I do feel proud when I see my artwork in there.
There's the drums, the music, the melodies, the lyrics, the production, the artwork: there are so many elements to making an album, and the drumming is just a very small fraction of what I focus on.
I write all the time. I do artwork that's part of a diary, and I write short stories to go with them pretty much every day.
Paul Smith's artwork was so elegant and so graphic, so I think that's always had a strong effect on me, especially starting out.
In the Seventies, album artwork became really beautiful items. The whole process of doing an album sleeve, it became a very artistic thing.
I don't mind a big fascinator. I think there is more scope for artwork in a fascinator rather than a hat.
I have thousands of tapes, and photos and fliers, letters, posters, artwork - basically everything that ever happened, I kept. I'm not a hoarder, though. I'm sort of a librarian.