Prize and Timeline - Updated
The winning entry in this contest will be featured as the cover art for my upcoming LP album: Power of Truth, and the winning artist will receive 500 Hive (the divvy of the rest of the additional prize pool is still being discussed - currently at least 500 HBSI and 500 DEC). This contest will now be active until at least 15 different artists have entered, or until October 15th 2021. I will also be using ALL the entries from this contest for comic book style album-art book - additional prizes are available to those artists (check contest update post 1 and update post 2 for more details after reviewing this post).
About the Album
As far as the content within the album - I think the name says it all. It's all about Truth and how to see through the vail of deception. The genre is Hip Hop, and our version of that is sometimes called "Conscious Hip Hop" or "Truth-Hop". I prefer the acronym, H.I.P H.O.P. - Higher Infinite Power Healing Our People.
The instrumentals featured are made by producers from all over the world, and I personally mixed 80% of the songs in my new studio space. There are also several artists from multiple states in the U.S. collaborating with me on various tracks. This album is the culmination of years of work, sacrifice, and audio production/engineering education.
Preferred Art Style
I am looking for an epic masterpiece to represent this album and (by extension) myself. I am a huge fan of comic book and anime style art, as well as art styles from Magic the Gathering CCG, so I would prefer the art entered in this contest fit in one or all of these categories.
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I am not going to put restrictions or ideas in your head about what I want the album art to be other that what I have already mentioned... just represent an elemental (whatever your vision of that may be) or a Djinn, and the Power of Truth... also elemental forces (i.e. fire, wind, water, earth, love, spirit) should probably be considered... especially since ELAmental Forces is actually the name of one of the songs on this album, and that particular song is being made into a music video that is already recorded, and will release in about a month or two along with the album.
Imagery of music notes, microphones, and/or scratching vinyl turntables could be cool if included subtly... but its all up to you what you think should be included. A born-of-nature Truth-Hop Elemental?? A Cannabis Elemental?? A vast fantasy woodland landscape with an energy mire?? Fractaled-out imagery of divine-etheric wisdom?? A painting, a drawing, an app assisted approach... I am honestly into anything awesome, so don't necessarily conform to my brainstorming - be free my friends. 🙏
A piece I picked up from Rose City Comic Con - There is an Avatar Airbender reference in this album as well