this is the beginning stages of some cover art I am working on, is it too complicated?
I will save a few versions with and without parts to get a few opinions.
Also, any thoughts on how to colour it?
NB: large space on the left is for the tracklisting
version 2 - less around the middle
version 3 - simple inside the shield
version 4 - vector traced version
version 5 - quick colour
version 6 - more colouring and texture
trying to make it more like a parchment, however this has been done to death, so I don't really like it already
version 7 - now this I really like
version 8 - this is looking close to done
PS This wasn't meant to be a walkthrough a piece I'm working on, but has ended up being so. This is what happens when you get carried away! I'm going to stop now, because I need to here back from the client.