It's just a mirror with slight photoshop work (mainly in the mouth area). As for cover montage I made it in less than 20 minutes. But with due time I could easily make it look "natural".I like your current avatar. Tbh, the cropped head seems to fit the actual album cover strangely enough...
Well, the LOTB tour also gave us other fantastic backdrops that are not with Eddie, but their are done around the theme of the specific song. The ones for WED, Revelations/FTGGOG, TNOTB and FOTD/TETMD/HBTN are awesome. Not to mention the ones for AH and FOI which are superb.I really want the backdrop for SOTC live (from LOTB tour) to be released as a full artwork - such a genius piece of art.
Thanks mate but I can't see it happening in the near future due to lack of time. Well I kinda have time... but I work as a webdesigner so in my spare time I try to get away as much as possible from my "working tools".I think you should finish this artwork, mate.
The fan made WED artwork has been on my PC since June 2013, so it is at least that old. Not inspired by TLOTBWell, the LOTB tour also gave us other fantastic backdrops that are not with Eddie, but their are done around the theme of the specific song. The ones for WED, Revelations/FTGGOG, TNOTB and FOTD/TETMD/HBTN are awesome. Not to mention the ones for AH and FOI which are superb.
Only one eagle is missing in the backdrop for WED.
The stained glass windows and the whole backdrop (with West Ham's emblem) for Revelations and FTGGOG is one of the best backdrops that Maiden ever had.
The stage looks like hell during TNOTB and on the backdrop have a lot of lava/magma - the maw is amazing at the back of the artwork.
The backdrop is the same for FOTD, TETMD and HBTN, but it is good though. Maybe for FOTD they should have added some kind of a park and Eddie from the album cover to attack from inside the tree (that's my favorite album cover of all time and if I was in Maiden's place I will use it as a backdrop on every tour, I think Maiden only used it as a backdrop during FOTD tour). The single cover for TETMD was also good variant, but they already have used it during ME tour. HBTN doesn't need any backdrop, aside from a rope and a cell... Like the self-titled song which only needs the big Eddie.
Btw, I've found a fan art made artwork for Where Eagles Dare which was inspired by the current tour backdrop - looks great.
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Simple:''Speed Of Light'' is the only single that do not have a proper cover art ! I'm still mad about that. Maiden have a big tradition with covers for singles, but they seems to be lazy nowadays (see Live Chapter reused tour poster). There is a cover for SOL in Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_of_Light_(Iron_Maiden_song)), but not on the Maiden official site and it is just the same as TBOS album cover - just darker and the name of the song was added - bland and lazy ! EOTC also was released as a second single and it has a killer artwork. I hope for the new album's single to have a prover cover art.
Even some images from the video would have made a good cover art for SOL like:
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It didn't cut down on the repetition though, only the song length, which means less of the verses. It's a poor editing job.The 4 minutes version on the official video is great and obviously they should had used it instead of the almost 10 minutes version that made the album