heres some mad old sh*t.. i lost a lot of my old work :banghead:
ive done web layouts, covers, wallpapers, sigs etc. whatever.. i just get real lazy
anyways like i said i lost most my work (some of these are wallpapers and are resized as i dont have the originals anymore)
something more recent & unfinished:
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im just getting into illustrator so once i get that down im pretty much golden. i like the way you draw yours do u have a tablet or what?
You're decent, but JJ is a lot better in what he does. Your designs seem quite ubiquitous (i.e. a lot of people can do what you do) compared to, say, the artistic flair JJ incorporates into his covers. Vector art is a style seldom used in rap album covers, but IMHO, it's a good fit for Curren$y, hence why people are supporting JJ's designs.
Just by looking at your designs, I can tell how you did what. It doesn't look refined. It looks decent, but nowhere near professional, and a designer can pick apart the layers within seconds. With JJ, he's actually incorporated his own thing with his covers. They're not the best vectors ever, but the color palette mixed with his vectors (usually) create something artistically worth appreciating. It's not generic. For an artist, you don't want your work to be generic. That said, IMHO, JJ needs to improve on his typography, though; sometimes I wonder whether he notices that they're not up to scratch with the rest of his work or not.