I recently did a set of cards for the Harmonix/Hasbro music-mixing game Dropmix. I was given a song, in this case Wilco's "One Sunday Morning," and was tasked with making three images that channeled the mood and themes of the song without explicitly illustrating the narrative. The cards are color-coded, in blue, red, and green, corresponding to their in-game function. Based on the song, I went with sketches that evoked loss and grief.
I had the idea for the blue card kicking around in my sketchbook for a while. It was fun to finally have a reason to take it to finish. I grew up near the ocean, so the idea of standing on the beach staring over the sea is a common theme in my personal work.
The red card is my favorite of the group. Red can be such an intensely lonely color and I wanted this one to be more literal in it's evocation of loss.
This is another idea that popped up from time to time in my sketchbooks. A common theme in my personal work is the wonder and darkness of childhood, those feelings you'll never experience again.
I hope you enjoyed! I did another set, which will be posted when it's released. Thanks for viewing.