This was orginally from a project Amanda Small did in her design class, where the objective was to create playing cards. She decided to design playing card based on her favorite generes of music. Classics from the generes of R&B, Soul, and Motown were constently being played through out her house growing up. So Amanda has a strong connection with such music as it has an influence on her creative work.
The artist used animals to reflect the style of music she loves. In her interpretation, a turtle is slow but is not in a rush to get anywhere. It goes with the flow which to her is what a lot of these classic Soul and R&B songs represent. These playing cards were all drawn by hand , scanned , and painted in Photoshop.
© 2013 Amanda Small