A brief history of cover art I have done for musical artists. I hold these to a high standard because of the various effects and tricks I've learned to use in Illustrator. On that note, youtube is your best friend when it comes to learning about effects on Adobe Illustrator. I learned a lot of the basics on my own but didn't start watching Youtube videos until I started doing commissions for artwork. Probably my favorite one at the moment from these designs is Pretty Girls by Antwon Buckman. I used gradients to give a fuller feel to the words and flowers and thankfully the colors complimented each other well even with the various gradients.