A collection of pieces created for the Vancouver-based hip-hop artist, 'Bagoly' for his "Queen of Night" mixtape, released January 11, 2013.
These were alot of fun to do, the whole project was. The only guidelines to follow while making these were the words 'Queen of Night' and it allowed alot of freedom to do whatever I wanted, and experiment with whatever I thought would look totally sweet. However, that also meant I made a monumental amount of failed pieces, alot of which I'll leave in the 'Scraps' gallery.
During the creation of all the pieces for this project, I always tried to incorporate either a crown, or an owl-like mask, or both. Still, the first complete picture I finished was about the 10th attempt at something that I had done. It was tricky. I bounced between digital and traditional to try and muster up a fitting image for the music my art would be representing. It was calm, and mesmerizing, and I always imagined a Queen of Night wouldn't be any different.
The third piece, featuring Bagoly himself came over a month after the mixtape's release in January. It was different than the first two pictures, that was for sure. It had quotes from the songs, multiple queens, and a little less colour than its predecessors. It was also a much larger image, I always thought of it to be something like a fan-made poster, the way it's done. At the end of the day, I still love the piece - as I love the music itself. So hell, I guess technically it is a fan-made poster.