Avenged Sevenfold’s Death bat
My drawing of my groups interpretation of the Death bat.
Album Art Work
When my group decided to do Avenged Sevenfold’s Nightmare we looked at what
Avenged Sevenfold do to promote themselves to gain recognition and one thing we
found that Avenged always use is the Death bat.
I then took on the role of drawing the album art work as the gothic skeleton art
really appealed to me and I felt it would look a lot better and the audience would
appreciate it more if I actually took the time and effort to try and replicate the well
known symbol of Avenged Sevenfold.
My group agreed that we would use my drawn images on the front cover of the
album and within the Digipak, this way people will recognise that we have done
Avenged Sevenfold for our coursework.
However, my group decided that I should include a little twist on the death bat. The
twist was to include the Joker’s (from Batman) iconic make-up on the death bat
because we have planned to use this make-up on actors in our music video as the
song is called nightmare, the nightmare within our song is being chased by these
clown-like figures. Here we have used intertextual reference to the batman film.
Therefore it seemed highly logical to include this make-up on the death bat as it
then became our own idea and art as no one else has an image like this. We also
did this because we didn't want to completely copy the bands symbol as it is our
work we wanted to make it our own whilst also representing the band we have
I then scanned the drawn
image and started to
apply effects to it through
Photoshop to make it look
less like a pencil drawing
and mainly just to make
the lines darker and more
I did this by using the
magnetic lasso tool and
going round each
individual line and then
using the fill option to
apply the black on to the
This has been rather time
consuming although the
professional quality and
the great look it has given
has definitely paid off as
we now have our very
own album art work for
I then took on the role to draw another design for the
poster and possibly to include in the digipak if needs be.
The drawing was in pencil, therefore we had to scan if and
digitally manipulate it to make it look as if it had been
done on the computer. We again felt that drawing the
artwork ourselves was important as we can manipulate
the designs to suit our own ideas for our album artwork.
The image in the previous slide is an idea of what we want our
Digipak to look like. We plan to film in the woods as we want to use
the element of earth within our video and that feel of nature
because from our research we have found a lot of rock bands film in
woods and forests. It seems like a good idea to have images of the
woods in the Digipak as we can manipulate the lighting to make it
look dark and scary to fit in with the rock genre whilst complying
with the earth element effect.
We aim to include an image of the band in the woods in the middle
of the digipak purely for group recognition and to promote the band
as we found this is a popular convention with bands' Digipaks.
The two images would be on either end of the Digipak and they will
include two CDs. On the front of the discs there will be the image of
the plain dark forest that we plan to film in. However when you
remove the CD there will be Joker faced nightmares hiding behind
and around the trees. We thought this would be extremely effected
as the buyer will not expect to see these figures hiding behind the
disc and we hope that the viewer will appreciate the detail and
thought behind this as they themselves are revealing these
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