Women Know Math by The Doubleclicks

Monday, the fabulous band, The Doubleclicks, released their latest song and video, Women Know Math. It's a beautiful song about gender issues and features the amazing art from fifty artists including myself. 

For my part, I illustrated the "I crush on dudes" text. When coming up with the design for this, I kept debating with myself on what to do for this illustration. In truth, this one was a difficult one for me because of the serious/sensitive nature of the song, and all the illustration possibilities. In the end, I decided to play with the sexual dimorphism in certain species where females are typically larger than males because looks do not/should not dictate what it is to be "female". Also, I really like drawing reptiles. That being settled, I chose to use Python brongersmai as my subject mainly because their coloration and pattern could be adapted to illustrate the text and a play on the word "crush" as a thing that is quintessentially python. Did I mention I love to over analyze things? I also cranked up the dimorphism on the males to make them extra small cuties to add extra balance to the composition.

 

Here is the final piece:

The Doublclicks also have a Kickstarter going right now for their next album, as it so happens, includes this song! Yay!