Nero’s Undead Legions: Failed Transmutation

Failed Transmutation Front CoverFailed Transmutation Back Cover

Okay, so before I say anything, let me explain the colors. They are NOT HAPPY! No, in homestuck all the trolls (i just love them… all of them) have a different blood color (or different variations of the same colors, EX: teal, dark blue. or jade and neon green), so a rainbow means everyone is dead. Great, I’m glad we got that all cleared up. Moving on.

Let’s start with explaining the front cover. I used the text tool. Font: Old English (or some variation) I placed a picture of a human transmutation and inverted the color. The reason is, to attempt to transmute a human is the worst possible sin. It would corrupt the alchemist and the rest of the world. The zodiac signs can also be perceived as doom and unholy, as they can represent the trolls, death, doc scratch (end of the world), and a cult. Other than that I just opened up a new tab and opened the symbols and cut and pasted them into the front cover. Also, this was done on Adobe Photoshop.

Back cover… Well as I am a homestuck and Kurloz Makara’s head (or mouth rather) popped into my head for this. I used it because, it’s like he was pushed to the point that he ripped open his sewn mouth. All I did was  find a perfect a picture of Kurloz and changed the color. Then, I just added the songs (COLORS = DEATH), the barcode (666), and Nero’s band logo.

Also, Can’t Keep the Clown Down (CaNt DoWn ThE cLoWn) and TRIGGERED are homestuck references. I know I could have done more with the front cover to make it more epic doom metal, but I do like how it came out.


Nero’s Undead Legions

Created by: Kardena Velasquez

Created by: Kardena P. Velasquez

So I used two skulls and a transmutation circle because they can symbolize the undead legions. The incomplete human transmutation circle can represent bringing back the two humans, or skulls, as well as the “satanic rituals” as I mentioned in my last post. The black background is a fairly common in epic doom metal, as well as other genres that are similar. Also, the red skull and the white skull contrast each other, as well as the background. Okay, so the tools I used were the paintbrush tool to trace the twin skulls. The text tool for the…well the text. The ellipse tool on the transmutation circle, as well as the line tool for the transmutation circle. Other than that, I just manipulated the color, and moved a few layers to the front or back depending on where I thought It looked best. I was going to do more with the human transmutation circle, but I also think it looks good as it is.