These three illustrations are not even close to half of the work I did for Andrew Marshall's second Willowglass album- Book of Hours.
Andrew Marshall, is not only a fantastic composer and musician, but he is a great person, and is very easy to collaborate on a project. As a thank you, I whipped up some additional graphics for his soon-to-be-improved web site.
Illustration-wise, I had more freedom to do something different. One of the pieces was a Celtic grave, the other, a hedge maze, and another- a melting watch melting down on a gigantic book (all not pictured).
Andrew wanted to have a Don Quixote theme to him album and he suggested stained glass. Design-wise, it was nice to get away from normal lettering as well as add wooden frames and enhancements to make the images different than a simple `painting,.' unlike the first Willowglass CD, I didn't get to listen to much of Andrew's new music, but what little I heard, was excellent.
The front and back covers still portray an English-type setting, but it could be Spain or Europe. I suggested to Andrew, to keep a similarity in the artistic look of the first album to the second, while expanding, as well as still incorporating the stained glass theme.
So I only added a suggestion of the black lead lines here and there, keeping it off Don Quixote and Sancho Panza as well as the grass.
As another tie-in to the previous album, I added the girl reading the book to the of background tree, but added a much larger figure of her (in a different dress and standing up with her book), on the back cover. I opened up the sky for the titles.
The original is more than 3200 pixels, which isn't massive but it does take up over 20 megs.