Judith was a pleasure to work with because of the amount of photos she provided and the minute details she gave me about her family. Each of her five children have very different personalities and hearing all about them was great fun. It was also very helpful for composing the illustration as Judith didn’t initially have a clear vision how she wanted the piece to look. Together, we worked it out!
This was a complicated piece, so I started by annotating one of her photographs with key details to include:
After that, here’s how the piece took shape: