#IfIhadthechanceto

I made a list of people who I think are extremely talented and who I would want to work with in a series I call If I had a chance to. I reworked music covers and reimagined what they would look like if was given the opportunity to create or creative direct them. ​​​​​​​Follow the series on my instagram. 
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Would you believe me if I told you I worked on childish gambino's + badgalriri #GuavaIsland Guavaislandofficial ? ⁣
I didn't lol.⁣

#ifihadthechanceto create the cover for it though, it would look something like this. I started Photoshopping and figured it would look better as an illustration. The original was made by tyrsamisu What's your favorite part of this one?⁣Song: Unreleased Childish Gambino Song Algorythm⁣
If you have been following me for a while you know I love God. I love art that glorifies him especially in music, poetry, and visual art. Jackie Hill Perry bodies all of those forms of art, well not visuals lol. I made some art for @Prestonperry and JHP a few years ago and presented it to them on their Detroit stop on the Poets in Autumn tour and they loved it! So I thought it only right for me to add her to my series.⁣

#ifihadthechanceto create the cover for @jackiehillperry lastest album Crescendo it would look something like this if I drew it. The album is about God, her relationship with him, and others. (To make lyrically dense album description short lol.) I made it visually simple and bold like her words. The placement of the faces resembles a crescendo in sheet music. If you look closely you can see the lines for the sheet music. The fire about the head is a reference to Acts 2 when the holy spirit came upon the new church on the day of Pentecost and it resembled something like clouds of fire above their heads. It also represents the power of the Holy Spirit empowering her to make fire music lol. The sun in the back represents the son who empowers his people. If you know you know lol. What do you see when you look at this cover?⁣
Song: Woman by Jackie Hill Perry
#ifihadthechanceto create the cover for pjmorton lastest single Say So featuring iamjojo it would look something like this if I drew it. I photoshopped these pics together and I wanted it to look a little more cohesive so I drew over them. I liked the type I made so I kept that as is. It's a love song so I wanted to make the cover look like an epic romantic comedy.⁣
Song: Say So ⁣
This is my second entry for the #AlbumArtContest This one was inspired by my two favorite animated movies growing up Atlantis and Prince of Egypt. I've seen Prince of Egypt maybe 20 times and I love it more every time. Like bruh, they had Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey on the same song When you believe. The animation still looks amazing today. If you know you know. Atlantis was an African movie FYI it was pretty much Afrofuturism in animated form. I was mesmerized as a kid by both films being an African American Kid who liked art. ⁣
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I didn't use photoshop in the typical way of photo manipulating but I did bring together frames composite them then draw over all of them. I wanted to make this cover without type and I didn't want to use flowers as I did in the last cover either. Lake Stovall looks like Moses from that movie so I used the reference photography and drew him in that same style. And redrew scenes from both movies. I don't know if this version will even get noticed but I felt really great about how this cover came out. That kid who used to watch these movies one VHS really came out on this one. ⁣
I believe I heard the all of demos by accident lol but it was amazing and inspired me to create three different entries. I made 3 different entries. Each one highlights a different point of inspiration. On this cover, I wanted to focus on my typography skills. On the demo, there is a song called Faces in the Flowers and it's beautiful. I used old illustrations of African flowers weaving throughout the Afrochild title with a colorful palette that more Afrocentric. I added my style throughout especially on the patterns in the colors. This brief highlights things that I already love being African, bold colors, flowers, and music. Thanks, temi.coker for sharing this contest. ⁣
This is my third and final entry for the #AlbumArtContest This one was me trying to get more into my illustration bag and I think it worked lol. I made the Title in Illustrator and tried to make it pointed like a crown. I used my illustration style to give it an overwhelmingly African feel with the flowers and the color palette. I think he came out looking a bit like Prince but maybe that's just in my head. I really had fun and I hope that the judges can see that through these 3 covers for Lake Stovall's Afrochild.⁣
The second person in that list is @chancetherapper because his music is dope and the progression in his music through the trilogy of his mixtapes is remarkable. Summer Friends still might be my favorite song off the current mixtape and Same drugs is my favorite video with all the added vocals at the end. #ifihadthechanceto to create the Coloring Book cover I would do something like this if I had to draw. The cover uses the same motif of his previous two mixtape covers of using Chance's upper torso and face. I put my spin on it by putting his daughter coloring (visual pun with coloring book lol) on record deals (contracts). If you zoom in you can see her color a picture of their family too (I had to add that). I would use the same colors from the fire OG cover by @bbreaux and photo reference from the photo by whoever shot the thank you Obama series (I think it was @nolis)
The third person in that list is @malimusic because he made one of my favorite worship songs ever Yahweh. This song and the reprise are still in my playlist rotation. #ifihadthechanceto to create the Yahweh cover I would do something like this if I used @photoshop alone. I wanted to strictly use photoshop for this one to show some of my skills. I created a mashup of iconic Italian ceiling murals. If you zoom in you can see where I replace the center with the clouds which represents the holy place from the old testament. I included the interior pieces to show how God's spirit lives inside believers with the beautiful art. The interior beauty also reflects his looking up to God pose in the photo. Respect to whoever shot the original photos.
#ifihadthechanceto create the cover for Sonshine I would use elements from everything that makes Swoope dope. I included references to all his projects/singles, the colors for the original cover, and I used this image because I think this what he would look like when some passes him the aux for this heat lol. Shout-out to whomever shot the reference photo. I made it so bright to reinforce the theme of Hope in Christ. The cooler tones in the background to represent the despair and depression that can come with life (it also makes for some dope contrast visual and thematically). I put the title on his hat to give slight nod to chance the rapper's 3 hat and because it would be dope as merch 🤔. Swipe right to see how it came to be.
#ifIhadthechanceto work with Gambino on some cover art I would create a cover like this for terrified off of Awaken my love. That was my favorite track off that album along with redbone and me and your mama of course. I used 1960s Jazz album covers as an inspiration for this. I used a picture reference from the @hollywoodreporter I tried to make it spooky like the song sounds and dramatic.
The fear of God by @eshonburgundy his record is has no skippable tracks. It was the first album I heard from him and I was overwhelmed by the music and biblical truth throughout. Come Alive is one of my favorite tracks on there third only to the intro and The fear of God feat Shai Linne. Go check it out when you have a moment. It's theologically rich and real. I thought it was fitting to put the song on the replay so you can watch the art Come alive lol (shameless pun). The art direction was inspired by a bar in the song "look a dead man in his eyes and yell come alive." If Come alive was a single and #ifihadthechanceto create the cover for it, I would create something like this. It plays off the cover art for the album with the skull. I used a super thick brush stroke to spell out come alive. Then used flowers for the visual metaphor of growing juxtaposed with the skull. I put flowers in the skull mouth to subtly reference Proverbs 18:21 KJV Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. It was also supposed to acknowledge that Eshon is spitting life with these bars.I used a lot of references for this including one of Eshon's IG photos.
#IfIhadthechanceto work with @hillsongunited and create the oceans acoustic version cover I would create something like this. I enjoy the way the modern simple design contrasts the ancient iconic print of The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai to create this piece. Anytime I can incorporate some art history it makes my inner art snob smirks lol. This is the fourth piece from my little series let me know what you think.
The first in that list is @tobenwigwe this man is Fuego. I love all his videos, songs, his flows are unmistakable and he's Nigerian like me. #ifihadthechanceto to create the Day One's cover I would do something like this or in the style of my #imagodeiart series if I chose to draw. The cover plays off @tobecallsmefat being his Day One. If you zoom in you can see the crosses in their grillz (had to add that lol) I would use the same colors from the OG cover and photo reference from the photo by @fredagho
One of my many inspirations to make beautiful and truthful art and work is propaganda. He is multi-talented, Christian, and dope. #ifihadthechanceto to make a single cover for @prophiphop 's it's complicated it would look something like this...View with the sound on to hear part of the track that inspired this art.
One of my favorite songs from @beleafmel is you're okay, maybe that isn't the most popular joint but it's my favorite.#ifihadthechanceto work with him on the single cover I would make something like this if I chose to draw. Full disclosure I had to rework this because they announced they are pregnant so I had to add another kid lol and in their video, they used this song. Photo references from Beleaf's posts.​​​​​​​
#ifihadthechanceto create the single cover for this song I would use similar elements from the original cover but simply it. If I chose to draw I would use very bright color to reflect the feelings of cords in the song; a thick serif font, and a stark white background to increase the contrast. 
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