early lady day

Being a big fan of many of the early female jazz singers, I thought it would be fun to do an illustration of Billie Holiday. I tried to keep things simple and graphic, yet still capture the feeling of what it must have been like to see her perform in a small smoky club in the 30's and 40's.



You'd have to be pretty fearless to walk among this bloodthirsty group...

well, maybe not.