LIL WAYNE "CARTER V" ALBUM ARTWORK

CREATED IN :

PHOTOSHOP

TIME :

4.5 HOURS

REVISIONS :

FOUR

DIMENSIONS :

5 INCHES X 5 INCHES

DESCRIPTION :

LIL WAYNE IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE HIP HOP ARTISTS AND LIVING LEGEND, SO WHEN IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT HE WOULD FINALLY BE DROPPING THE "CARTER V", AFTER YEARS OF DELAYS DUE TO ISSUES WITH HIS LABEL, I FELT COMPELLED TO CREATE WHAT I BELIEVED THE ARTWORK SHOULD LOOK LIKE AFTER SEEING THIS PHOTO ON THE INTERNET.

THE CONCEPT BEHIND THE USE OF THIS PARTICULAR PHOTO, WAS THAT HE WAS RISING UP FROM MUSIC PURGATORY. I FIGURED HE WOULD BE BACK IN RARE FORM AFTER SO MANY SETBACKS, THAT'S WHY I WENT WITH THE "RETURN OF THE HOT BOY" TAGLINE AND ADDED THE FIRE EFFECT. I ADDED THE 3D FEEL TO HIS CUP BECAUSE HE IS INFAMOUSLY KNOWN FOR HAVING AN ILLEGAL SUBSTANCE IN THERE THAT WHEN UNDER THE INFLUENCE CAN CAUSE YOU TO SEE DOUBLE.

FINISHING IT OFF I ADDED THE WORN DOWN LOOK TO THE PHOTO ITSELF TO SIGNIFY ALL OF THE LABEL DRAMA HE HAD BEEN THROUGH OVER THE LAST 10YRS TO GET TO THIS POINT OF FINALLY RELEASING THE ALBUM. THAT IS ALSO WHY I REMOVED THE "CASH MONEY RECORDS" TEXT FROM THE LOGO AND SCRATCHED OUT "CASH MONEY" FROM THE TEXT AT THE BOTTOM TO SHOW THAT HE WAS MOVING ON FROM THAT ERA IN HIS LIFE.