the big sleep - book cover illustration

pencil illustration for uni brief - a book cover for the classic crime novel 'the big sleep'. loved a quote from the book regarding a greenhouse full of orchids; think it sums up the general tone/themes of the story and seemed appropriate to adopt in some way for the cover!

“Do you like orchids?”
“Not particularly,” I said.
The General half closed his eyes, “They are nasty things. Their flesh is too much like the flesh of men. And their perfume has the rotten sweetness of a prostitute.”

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