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It's entitled "Last Day of Magic" (as the blog title implies;) and was inspired VERY loosely (conceptually) on The Kills song of the same name.
At the very least -- the song was looping in my head quite a bit while I was creating this. ;)
I had originally planned on making this into a much darker piece both conceptually and in terms of color pallet.
(Believe it or not, this whole thing started out in shades of dark olive green and black)
However, after a little bit of experimentation (and after deciding that my characters were looking more "sickly" than anything else under the weight of all of that green) , I ultimately began playing with a more sunset meets pretty apocalypse color theme and the outcome of said experimentation is the end product you see above.
Below is the song that inspired this piece: "Last Day of Magic" by The Kills.
Also -- I'm throwing in a little Regina Spektor for good measure. Her recent video for "Laughing With" is just a beautiful exercise in surrealism and a perfect way to (musically) round out the beginning of the end of the summer
I have certainly had iton repeats quite a bit in recent weeks.
I encourage everybody to pick up her most recent musical contribution, "Far", (if you haven't already). It truly is an incredibly beautiful and compelling album from start to finish :)