The above illustration is a modification of CD art for a band called Willowglass. Why a modification? The left third of the image is the back cover of the CD (which is separate art), while the right 1/3 and middle section are the cover and inner-flap of the CD booklet. So just to have a bit of fun (well fun for me- okay I have no life); I combined them together. I had to modify the left image a lot as the size was off due to changes I had to do- to incorporate future text on the back cover. So instead of showing you folks another double CD image, it is in fact almost a triple piece.
Andrew Marshall- a wonderfully talented musician was a pure pleasure to work for. He was very hands on (which I like), but also gave me free run of design. He sent me some demos/snippets of the album- which I always love because it is much more inspirational to illustrate music then just by seeing lyrics/title names. The music was diverse, beautiful and very English, so I tried to do an English-like scene... I attempted to incorporate as many of the track titles as I could without being a collage of track lists. With this reduction in size, a lot of the flowers and details in the green are lost.... and you can easily see the horse riders are chasing a fox in the enlarged version. I also did a double sleeve of a variation of the above 2/3s of this scene with three times the amount of sky for lyrics and a separate disk tray illustration of the girl. As for the girl, I was going to go- Alice and Wonderland like, but I went with a girl-next-door English girl who is wholesome and smart.
This album is over 6500 pixels long on the real version. This image is about 11% of the original size. The thumbnail icon in the CD gallery is 3%.