For a little more promotion of my work, I thought I would go over the process for this. Shortly after they contacted me to do their EP titled SCLA ( sylence CREATIVELY LINKED ariginal), I shared the image below on Facebook, and they wanted to use it.
I politely declined since I felt it may make me look lazy to potential clients, and it didn't really fit the theme of the album. As an alternative, I offered to give them "their own version" of that design. Here is the concept.
They liked it, so I moved forward. This is the ink which basically traces the concept, and then I mirror the one inked character because it keeps the cost down for AxS.
I scanned the ink work, added some colors, and added features to differentiate the two.
I cleaned it up a bit and added some shading.
I cleaned it up a bit more, added the effects, and added the white border.
I added some lighting on the characters from the effects to bring the two elements together. AxS and myself weren't really liking the blue/ green combo, so we changed that as well.
I changed the colors again since they didn't want gold a purple like the LA Lakers. This one became the final version we all agreed upon.
Sadly, the album hasn't been released yet, but in the meantime, check out their first album, Citizen X. It features some legends in the underground Hip Hop world such as Opio, Pep Love, Aplus of Hiero, Gift of Gab of Blackalicious, and more.
I did the artwork for this cover as well. http://www.sylencemusic.com/store.cfm https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/citizen-x/id532187942