This illustration is for a vertically-oriented CD insert. The image is inspired by John Kennedy Toole’s novel A Confederacy of Dunces, in which the protagonist finds a printed pin-up image of a model reading Boethius, his favorite philosopher. This image combines hand-drawn portraits of the pin-up model smoking a pipe, below, and above are the band members, whose faces are within the cloud of smoke. The smoke cloud is composed of hand-drawn shapes mapped to 3D elements that have been instanced and set to inherit the transformations of their parent. The result of this hierarchy is a fractal-esque structure that can be translated and rotated in interesting spirals and twists.