Podhajsky's Tame Malibu, Solitude is Bliss album cover draws your eye deep into the center of the piece by using shades of color and other affects (I don't know what those are yet!). His use of the blue sky with puffy white clouds gives a dreamlike feel to the cover. I have always been amazed by album covers. Through this course, I suppose, some of the magic will be revealed to me. How was this work ever done without a computer?
I find graphic art to be quite surreal and look forward to having some skill in this area.
I have added links because I am unable to add images for some reason.