Creating illustrations for a music book isn't a common ask, but I jumped at the chance when local violinist, Maria Cherwick, asked me to illustrate a book filled with her original tunes. Maria is a local legend and is a virtuoso on the violin so the music in the book is just incredible. The Kubansonics (just one of her bands) is a local favourite.
You can listen for yourself on her website, where the book and CD are also for sale.
The cover image was to reflect her Ukrainian heritage and was used for the CD cover.
Funnily enough, I gave my character a blue fiddle. When I showed Maria she said she actually played a blue fiddle when she was a kid. A happy coincidence.