(Crown and red and white stripe are representing AS Monaco.)
I wanted to illustrate first sketch, because I thought it has pretty interesting objects to draw. But in concept second sketch was stronger, so I decided to do the second one. And instead of making money bills in same color, I changed to draw Euros with different colors and Rubles (Russian Currency).
Few weeks after, they asked me to use this illustration for their cover. I said yes, and it looks like....
Thank Ned for great opportunity!