The Naked Stills recorded this album in the Cochecho region here in New England. They mentioned to me they were heavily influenced by the area as well as the old wood and iron from the recording studio.
As you scroll down you'll see some images of the process and my creative direction.
"So visually, the image I have sketched imitates some of the Penacook / Abenaki warrior dress (New England area native americans from the NH/Cochecho areas)... rather than feathered head-dresses they had shaved hair except for a wild tufted mane of hair that was often colored.
This would be an inked drawing with heavy stylized lines.
Strong textures fill the angular patterns created by the linework (maybe wood and possibly iron work textures to reflect some of the recording studio influence).
These textures and angular patterns and elements would carry over to the other panels."