Ok, so these guys give me an old middle school yearbook.
Everett (Johnny Redd of State Champs
) opens it to a picture of him and Jason (Nick Arcade of the previously mentioned group
) standing next to their project at some 6th grade science fair. I guess they've been friends forever. He says "draw this for the album cover!" and points at the dark, washed out photograph.
After a few sketches of the photo, I decided to try something else and sent them the early sketch for this gem. They liked it.
If your into process, you can see early stages of the illustration here
, and here