Responsible for the latest in the series of stunning Paper Science covers, Kristyna Baczynski takes us through her process and the inspirations for her amazing cover art.
Coffee in hand I enter my studio room and shut the door.
With a 0.5mm mechanical pencil, a 01 micron and a blank page in my sketchbook I write a list of words, draw tiny pictures and purge the contents of my visual vocabulary onto paper.
Sifting through the creative silt, panning for idea gold, I seek out nuggets of eye candy. I’m a little hungry now, so it’s time to stir some images into the brew; photographs of Victorian musicians, French bakelite radios and German trade symbols.
Onwards – more drawing, more sketching, more detail and a refined idea. A pinch more coffee, then a final pencil drawing. Onto my homemade sloped lightbox to ink the final piece in it’s warm, balmy glow.
Scan, colour and compose on my computer. Throw in some more detail, hand lettering and custom patterns and the end result is a PS5 Music Special cover.