I like to listen to each instrument and I let the animals come to me and say they should be drawn playing that particular instrument . I liked the fast rhythm of the drumming so some wolves decided it’s their turn to come out and play.
C is for Cymbals. When I listened to orchestral cymbals I felt a sensation of being down at the bottom of the ocean and the deep sea pressure. So this illustration is of the crew of a submersible discovering that one of the eerie sounds coming from an ocean trench is a Dumbo Octopus using Cymbals to tell the world how much he loves his ‘man’
B is for Balalaika. So when I listened to it I saw sharp bright blue spikes (realising I may have another synaesthesia type) and spiders so here’s two dudes courting and making beautiful music together.
For this picture I listened to the Alphorn on YouTube and felt this deep red colour, my usual artistic process is that the artwork I should do appears in my head as a completed image so I then create it. This panda and his mouse boyfriend appeared in my mind’s art gallery.