This illustration was for Lady Daisey‘s album, which at the time was called “Wonderfully Lost“. She sent me a reference picture from Flight Of The Concords and asked if I could do something similar. The concept seemed easier when I looked at the picture but, in the end I made it much harder than it was. The idea was to draw Daisey and Batsauce in a collage of images that represented travel. They gave me a list of images and a group of their photos to draw from.
This is where i went wrong. I put too much detail in places where, it wouldn’t show up after adding the travel images. I drew Daisey & Bat to a satisfactory likeness and didn’t wanna lose what I had. In all actuality, I should’ve stopped and started over. I found myself drawing around the characters’ detail and it dictated the cover’s direction. Instead of going collage, I went more realistic. Where the travel images were to be the main focus, I made the characters more dominant. They wanted more imagery and I gave more detail. The moral of the story is, there’s a fine line between what looks good and what someone’s asking you for.
Fast forward to the present time, Daisey’s album is in stores now and it’s not called “Wonderfully Lost”. It’s called “In My Pocket” and the cover art was done by Daisey herself. For those who don’t know, Daisey’s also an excellent graphic designer who’s been at it for a long time. She dropped a design that went really well with her label’s (BBE) outfit and I was very pleased when I saw it. So do yourself a favor and check out the sounds that brought on these visuals. Big up Daisey!