The first illustration I sent to the client for review. I really prefer this one because it's a bit more solemn and thoughtful but they wanted something a bit more cartoon-ish.
This is the final illustrated design I created based on the client critiques. Honestly, not my favorite but I do sort of like the background elements with the CN Tower taking the place of the "I" in "LYRICS"


Beyond the Lyrics is a non-profit organization based in Toronto that helps keep disenfranchised youth off the streets through the power of writing. I was commissioned  to create this graphic to support their mission of helping the youth of Toronto find their voice through creative writing. The  image has since turned into much more than a poster and has also been printed on the organization's apparel such as t-shirts, sweaters and hoodies.