I posted the rough draft of my idea for the American Recorder Magazine cover last time. Here is the final draft that I sent in. I enjoyed the challenge of working with this specific assignment and deadline. I know for myself, I like the discipline of real and self-imposed deadlines. I've been committing myself to a new piece for Illustration Friday every week, and I think it has really helped me to loosen up and experiment with different ideas, materials, and style. It's a fun, low-pressure way to stay motivated and get feedback on one's work.