Ouverture
Hofmann Orchestra
Illustration and cover artwork for "Ouverture", an album by Hofmann Orchestra.

The band asked me for an illustration that featured a conductor.
My approach was that of focusing on the kinetic nature of the gesture. A faceless figure coming alive through movement: a powerful and purpuseful motion that conveys meanings, instructs, emotes. I worked with a musician who performed various dynamic poses for me to observe, record, and shoot. Among them, I selected the ones to draw and superimpose.

Below you can see the process: early drafts, sketches, final design.