★ You'll Be Fine ★
This is an album cover I did for a musician named GC Oke! I used colored pencil, charcoal, and white ink for this piece. I also brightened the stars using a white paintbrush in photoshop :)
I was very excited to work with Ryan, as we're both involved in the Afrikan Diaspora community at UCLA! It made my heart warm when he reached out to me after I had posted a few of my drawings to instagram. I was nervous about doing so, but he immediately made it worth my while by offering me this oppurtunity.
He sent me a sample of his song "Growin Up", which I listened to on repeat while taking a long walk. The track made me feel like I was floating. It reminded me of dreaming, while staying grounded enough to put in the work at the same time. I also felt a strong energy of introspection from the lyrics and track. I decided to depict Ryan on the cover. He sits still in this... phantasmagorical limbo. It emphasizes the idea finding peace and reassurance from within.