What do you do?
we are amateur country and western songwrighting hobbyists
How many pages of illustration do you need?
no pages -- one jpg thumbnail image 1448 x 1448 pixels in size for web use only
What do you need illustrated?
We need a song...not illustrated, rather, presented graphically.
To listen to the song please go to
(image there shows title/artist/label etc. info thumbnail needs to also convey)
To read the words of the song please go to
To see where the image will be used please go to
When seen as a usual small-size thumbnail the name of the song "Love is like a River" and the name of the band/artist "IZsngwrks" or "IZsongworks " should be legible, even if barely so.
When seen as a larger open-image-in-larger-window thumbnail, the author and performer information should then become fairly easily legible -- "music by Izzabella and lyrics by Izzabella & Shenandoah Slim" and "sung by Brittany Allyn"
The "IZrecords" identifier should also be in there somewhere.
Also, looking at this song's thumbnail cover, it should be easy to infer that any figures depicted are not the members of the band, the singer, etc. (that's what we want to get away from).
Thank you very much for your participation in what -- for us -- is a first-time experiment.
All questions etc. welcome -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Shenandoah Slim for IZrecords
Does your illustration need to be a particular size?
Yes -- (below from Amazon.com)
MP3 Album Image
Your MP3 artwork must:
Be a JPEG, 1448 x 1448 pixels.
Not include the audio CD logo.
Not be a product shot of a CD or cassette tape.
What is your industry?
Describe the target audience for your illustration
Amazon.com customers for mp3 downloads of country/Americana music who are also willing to sample new music from emerging artists -- they tend to be older etc., possibly also more appreciative of artistic flair and visual play in imagery/graphic design.
What 3 things would you like to communicate to your audience through your illustration?
possibly -- but not necessarily -- and by deft association and evocation if at all
1) the Mississippi River
2) the vast feel of America's heartland
3) the variety of the Mississippi valley's regions and peoples, and their love stories
Style and Concept
What lillustration styles do you like?
we want to be surprised by a style we don't even know how to think of -- because our art is musical, not graphical
What colors do you want to see in your illustration?
up to you -- launch using your favorites
What colors do you NOT want to see in your illustration?
What adjectives should best describe your illustration?
strikingly intelligent and well-made, and fully expressive of a graphic artists' style and sensibility
Where will you use the illustration (print, website, etc.)?
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