This beautiful picture is a gig poster for the Decemberists, one of my favourite bands.
It is viable either way up, and pictures an ethereal floating girl accompanied by two birds. The colours are subtle and neutral, yet engaging, and the intricate frame really completes the image, balancing and surrounding the central illustration.
I really love this poster, as it symbolises to me the way that traditional sketches can still look beautiful in contemporary design, and offers me hope that one day I could create something this simple yet exquisite.
More of Tara mcPherson's work can be seen on her website and in her books, most recently one called 'Lost Constellations'