So I’ve seen alot of really weird but awesome artwork coming from @AliciaFranc lately(Check out her stuff by clicking the ad in the right sidebar!) and I decided to mess around with the style. I definitely have some other cool stuff in the plans for this collage style. The thing about these collages, well at least in my stuff, there is/will be alot of symbolism. I’m not going to explain this piece based on the NBA Lockout…you can make your own ideas and assumptions on what I was thinking. I’ll admit this piece is really nothing too special, but I can do alot better easily…as I said I already have better ideas. My vintage style and raw creativity that can be shown with this stuff should churn out some cool stuff. Just stay tuned.
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So I get requests for OVOXO stuff all the time….I gotta come through for you guys, right? I feel obligated to put out at least 1 of these a month just because everyone likes them so much!
This one is 1366×768 pixels as requested by @Kidd_HiDef on Twitter. After the jump you can snag the 1280×800 version if you prefer to use that one!
SHOUTOUT: To Karla “HustleGRL” Moy, who created and ran the Drake fansite AllThingsFresh, which is now shutting down. Karla says she is on the verge of beginning a new chapter in her life and it was simply time to move on. Thanks for what you have done to support Drake and keep the fans informed about everything he has done over the years Karla!
These 4 guys in this sig are YMCMB. Birdman(far left) and his brother Slim(far right) started Cash Money records years ago when they were making a name for themselves in New Orleans. They discovered Lil Wayne who ended up obviously becoming one of the best rappers of all time. He started Young Money and let his good friend Mack Maine(middle-left) become President of YM. This picture was taken by Derick G at the annual YMCMB Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway. Really cool to see all 4 guys together in a picture at an event while they give back to the community they came from.
I feel like my artwork looks good in this sig. Deep colors created nice shadowing and lighting. I tried going for an old family picture feel so that explains the grainy/grungy effect. What do you guys think about this one? Success? 5 stars like Birdman’s head tattoos?
So Kid Cudi has turned into a full blown rocker. He seems to have left the rap stuff in the past. He has this new album dropping in 2012 with ‘Dot Da Genius’…those 2 together have formed a band called ‘WZRD’. I saw some demands for a WZRD cover so of course, DieboltDesigns is on it. Turned out well…what does everyone think about it?
ALSO: Cudi dropped a song from this project called “Brake” yesterday. Personally, I feel like it’s a boring track. I think Cudi can do better. The song is honestly just lame to me…too generic, lots of empty time with humming and guitar strumming. Again the song is just boring in my opinion. What does everyone think about the song?
Okay so I haven’t drawn a portrait like this one for a long time. Last one I completed was probably done back in the 1st quarter of this year. So Im back in the last quarter of 2011 with this drawing of none other than Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.(Also know as Lil Wayne). Some parts of this can be much better but I feel like it turned out pretty good considering this is something out of the ordinary for me.
The neck tattoos were a bit hard to draw because in the original picture I couldn’t see them all that well. I didn’t want to just ‘wing it’ and draw whatever because if they were off it would take away from the whole piece.
Hit the jump to see the original picture!
I have decided to put together a project that hasn’t been done before. The project is exactly what the title says…a ‘graphical mixtape’. It will be called “DESTINY AWAITS” and will feature collaborations from many of your favorite graphic designers and artists from around the web.
Like mixtapes that are put out by your favorite rappers(such Lil Wayne), this will include 15-20 pieces of art and around 5-8 features. Features will be announced at a later date, but be on the lookout because that date is coming very soon.
Personally, I will have something like 10 solo completely original pieces on the ‘mixtape’. And when I say completely original, I truly mean completely original. Photography will be done by me and people surrounding me. No fan artwork will be seen, so that means there will be no musician album covers or wallpapers, etc. If there is, it will be included as a bonus piece. Details are still being sorted out. The pieces will all be either wallpaper size or poster size.
I cannot wait to get this project off and rollin’. Stay tuned for more details from a groundbreaking graphical project from your friendly neighborhood graphic designer, DieboltDesigns. DESTINY AWAITS.
Official Cover Art: COMING SOON!
Content Listing: COMING SOON!
Features: COMING VERY SOON!
I had to re-download The Weeknd’s first album “House of Balloons” today because my computer thought it was cool to delete some music. Oh well…made me listen to the first time in a few weeks and make a dope wallpaper. It’s pretty much a fantastic album. If you have never heard of or listen to The Weeknd, start now. Download ‘House of Balloons’ and ‘Thursday’ for free! He’s featured on Drake’s new album “Take Care” which drops tomorrow in America! Go buy it!
Leave a comment and let me know about my artwork!
DieboltDesigns Clothing continues to grow more and more with your support. Some new items have been posted in the shop and are available now. Below are samples and details for each new item! Click the preview picture to buy now!
The original crown logo tee is only 10 bucks now! Comes in great quality and you cant possibly get a better simple shirt than this! Original “d” logo shirts are also only $10!
Personally this is one of my favorite shirt designs. Printed on a American Apparel high quality “vintage” style tee, you can be a graduate from DDU! Only $25.00!
This shirt features a somewhat new quote to the DieboltDesigns brand. I will detail more on this at the end of the post. The shirt is only $20.00!
The “Royalty” crewneck sweater features 3 different prints. The first in the crown on the chest…not too big or too small. The second is the “d” logo on the right wrist. And finally the third is “N’ont Pas De Plafonds” on the left wrist. Again I will detail that quote at the end of the post. This sweatshirt is only $30! That price beats alot of the other not-so-dope sweatshirts you see at your favorite store in the mall!
What is “N’ont Pas De Plafonds”???
This quote has actually been used by DieboltDesigns for a while now. It translates to “Have No Ceilings”. The meaning behind the quote is a belief that you should never put a cap on what you can achieve. Strive for the best and become the greatest and whatever you are doing.
What language is the quote in? French. Why French? Good question…the name Diebolt actually is French. I’m a proud American but it’s cool to know your roots. The translation into French was not done just for a cool slogan…which is the reason other brands often use other languages. It has meaning and reason. But it is also cool huh?
So what are you waiting for?? Go grab so d gear! Have No Ceilings…N’ont Pas De Plafonds!
So this album has only been mentioned as “in the works” along with I Am Not A Human Being II, but at least for me Rebirth II is already a highly anticipated album. With the right production Wayne could make a really good rock album in my opinion. I feel like this should be his next project to be released because I think his mind is more in the rock mode right now. Producer Detail said he has been studying the sound of Nirvana as well as Pink Floyd for direction on this album. Those are two greats choices because the punk rock-ish stuff is what Wayne will and does fit in really well with.
As for the cover, Im really feeling this one. I dont mean to toot my own horn but this is the type of artwork I feel like Wayne should be using for his music. The pictures used are from his recent Vibe Magazine photoshoot. What does everyone think about the cover art?
ALSO: Thanks for breaking the record set yesterday by you for the most daily hits here on DieboltDesigns.com! That’s 2 straight days of setting the bar at a new level! Lets make this a daily event…the reason this Rebirth II cover was posted is because of you! Thanks for the views!
If you didn’t already know DieboltDesigns is from Charlotte, NC. With all of these artists making there cities famous, why can’t DD make the Queen City popular? Notice the crown logo all over the site and this piece…that’s the DieboltDesigns ‘d’ logo molded, cut and formed into a whole new logo based on the official logo for the city. You’ll see more of that logo as time goes on. By the way it looks awesome on a shirt or hoodie! Go check DieboltDesignsClothing for that!
I had to repost this. This song may or may not have just leaked…go check Twitter. I won’t link you here.
This is one of my absolute favorite covers I have ever made. It was actually made months ago when the song was only being rumored to be leaking or coming out. The colors and effects just worked out perfectly. This one started the feel for the rest of my Take Care song covers.
Crew Love just premiered on the radio up in Toronto! Of course…DieboltDesigns has a cover for you immediately! What do you guys think of the song and my cover? If you haven’t noticed, I try to keep all of my Take Care song covers similar…collect them all!
I was messing around tonight with some shapes on Photoshop tonight and came up with an owl. That lead to a quick OVOXO poster. This took all of 10 minutes to complete so it’s no masterpiece but I feel like it still looks cool.
Another new Drake song dropped last night! This one is called “The Motto” and it features Mr. Carter! I believe this may be the “Untitled” track that was on the official track list. Of course, as usual, Im made a cover for the song.
I may or may not put together a set of a cover for every song on the album before 11-15-11…or maybe I already have and you guys just haven’t seen them yet….hmm.