The Baker’s Dozen Night 5 – Powder


Night 5. Eight more to go. Like every illustration I’ve done so far, there is always a song that gets stuck in my head and sort of sets the tone for what I’m looking for in a scene. Night 1 was Shake Your Coconuts, Night 2 was Strawberry Letter 23, Night 3 was Sunday Morning, Night 4 was Lawn Boy, and now Night 5 was Cars Trucks Buses. I envisioned a bustling street scene.

Like the other nights, representing each song was a bit of challenge when it came to thinking of each element and how I could make them work with each other. The biggest challenges were Mr. Completely and Character 0. Since the words of Mr. Completely are  “Hearts will billow from the steam”, I had the steam from my “Steam girl” billow in the shape of hearts toward that sort of hippie -looking fellow on top on the truck. My person lighting the “Very Long Fuse” is sporting a sweater with a giant zero on it. I’m hoping everything else is easy to distinguish.

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Here is the setlist. Thank you for checking it out. Double Chocolate is next.

White Winter Hymnal

Cars Trucks Buses

My Soul

Roses Are Free

The Very Long Fuse


Yarmouth Road

Pebbles and Marbles




Mr. Completley



No Quarter

Character Zero




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