A primary inspiration behind Kayla Schoonraad’s candy coloured, lickable digital illustrations is music – just look at her speckled-egg-inspired tribute to Tyler, The Creator, one of the many musicians she’s made a portrait of. In a recent Q&A with her she told us “More than anything, I’m inspired by music (love you Kanye) and pop culture.” Upon learning this we jumped at the opportunity to get her to put together a #NowPlaying for us and here it is: a mostly hip hop, rap and R&B playlist called ‘ISYA’. Of course it includes Kanye West – twice! – and it’s also got tracks by Marvin Gaye, Missy Elliot, Dusty Chucks and Frank Ocean. Enjooooy.
Check out Kayla’s Behance for more of her work.
- Marvin Gaye – Got To Give It Up (Single)
- Theophilus London – Why Even Try (Times Are Weird These Days)
- Jessie Ware – Sweet Talk (Devotion)
- Donell Jones featuring. Left Eye – You Know What’s Up (Where I Wanna Be)
- The Black Eyed Peas featuring. Macy Gray – Request Line (Bridging The Gap)
- Majid Jordan – Give Me A Reason (For Loving You) (Majid Jordan)
- Teedra Moses – Be Your Girl (Remix: Kaytranada edition)
- Kanye West featuring Mr. Hudson – Paranoid ( 808s & Heartbreak)
- Missy Elliot featuring Ludacris – Gossip Folks (Under Construction)
- Jay-Z featuring Kanye West – Gotta Have It (Watch The Throne)
- Travis Scott – Backyard (Mixtape: Days Before Rodeo)
- Dusty Chucks – Seeing Green (Mixtape: When Summer Ends)
- Tyler, The Creator featuring. Frank Ocean – Bimmer (Wolf)
- Frank Ocean – Blue Whale (Unreleased)