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 EDIT: version 2 - less around the middle EDIT version 3 - simple inside the shield EDIT version 4 - vector traced version EDIT 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 EDIT 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.