I used a secondary color palette and motifs from Indian artworks and textiles as accents to set the context. The lotus which symbolizes Buddha appears on all the covers as well. For certain animals, I chose to feature species that are from India, such as the Shikra for the hawk and the Indian Star Tortoise.
Some initial sketches. The frames are inspired by the windows in Indian architecture, and the patterns are inspired by nature and textiles. The frame and other ornamental elements appear on the Spotify cover layouts.