Check out the gallery above for a couple pics of the recent shirt/album cover design I did for North End. They're a really solid instrumental indie rock outfit from Pennsylvania. Their new album, Cognoscere, was just released. Check it out over on their Bandcamp page! The album was also engineered and mixed by my brother Kevin, of Teleportation Studios. Its always awesome getting to work with him on the same project from across state lines.
The art itself was created digitally without the use of any photos (except as reference images). To demonstrate how I made this image of the moon I created a little animated gif showing how the layers accumulate to make the bigger picture. Essentially I used different textures and mutilated them into different shapes to resemble craters and other formations on the moon. Then I transformed them around the circle to give an illusion of volume.