First of all – thanks so much everyone for the love regarding my new blog design, I'm really pleased you all like it! I thought today I'd share the piece that inspired the theme and palette of my new design.
As I've mentioned previously, lately I've been struggling to find inspiration for illustration pieces, so I've taken to illustrating song lyrics to keep me busy. When I'm all out of new music to listen to, I always revert back to binge listening to my all time favourite bands: Marina and the Diamonds, The Strokes, Panic! At The Disco and Los Campesinos! I don't know if it's because all four of those artists have plenty of albums for me to listen to all day long, but I always find myself coming back to them when I need something to listen to but can't be bothered to go off in search of a new band.
Rambles aside, Los Campesions! have fantastic lyrics, and I thought I'd illustrate some lyrics from one of my favourite songs, The Sea is a Good Place to Think of the Future. All their songs, for me, are really emotive and powerful, and although somewhat bleak, I always find them enjoyable and enlightening to listen to and would recommend giving them a listen. They might not be for everyone, but if you like them on first listen I've no doubt that you'll end up loving them!
To conclude, I'd like to ask for you to share any music suggestions that you've been loving lately. I'm all out of new material at the mo, so any suggestions will be gratefully received!