I’m pretty happy with how this turned out, though I might paint a tiny bit more or tweak it a little digitally.
I had some lyrics from Nick Drake’s Cello Song stuck in my head as I was working on this one and a couple others. The cover collaboration of the song that Jose Gonzalez and The Books did for the Dark Was the Night compilation was pretty good, too. I had these lyrics in my head specifically:
“When the armies of emotion… Go out to fight… But while the earth sinks to its grave… You sail to the sky… On the crest of a wave.”
A bunch of pieces in this series seem like illustrations of the first two lines, but I actually like the next three more. Maybe they’ll find their way into another project.
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