The theme for Illustration Friday was “hierarchy.” I will admit this one gave me a little trouble. I thought about my usual birds on tree branches, but really wanted to do something different and to challenge myself a bit. I’m a big fan of Japanese art, animation, and culture (hint to Japanese package/design artist representatives and agents). I was looking at a new mechanical pencil that I wanted to buy from Japan, and was reminded of how wonderful their package designs are, because they very often have cartoons on them. Anyway , the thoughts of Japanese product design collided with an MP3 player, music players of old, and my art to produce the image above. My imagination is a happy place, so the music players old and new get along great and just enjoy good music together. Go get your music player, turn on your favorite music, smile, and have a wonderful day.