For my BA project I’m currently finalising the illustrations for each of 10 classical pieces of music for the a BBC “Ten Pieces” booklet. All of the pieces’ illustration will have this same look, and look a little abstract; trying to create images that people can relate to with the music but isn’t a specific image (music is conceptual after all). This one is for the Firebird Suite (Finale) by Igor Stravinsky.

I tried to make the Firebird look elegant because the Firebird music was originally for a ballet, so if you can make out the wings in this, they are almost stretched behind like a pose. And obviously the colours relate to fiery coloured bird with golden feathers according to the story. Was thinking of increasing the size of the head but is already a focal point being white; don’t really want to emphasise it much more. But what is your opinion? Should I improve it any way? Comment your thoughts below.

Listen to Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite below my picture or watch the Firebird Suite by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales for ‘Ten Pieces’.

UPDATE: My Ten Pieces project is now complete and can be seen in the projects section.

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