Friday, February 1, 2013

marshmallow soup (2 of 2)

When the art director for Ladybug magazine contacted me about doing an illustration for them, she was looking for a very specific image. She wanted a little boy in a chef's hat and apron dropping marshmallows into a cup of hot chocolate.  

I began by doing sketches of little boys' faces.  Once I had one that I was happy with, I played around with different compositions, keeping in mind that there needed to be a space for the text.  The art director initially wanted a full body view of the little boy, but after trying a few different compositions, I found that a close up of his upper body and face worked best.  She agreed.


Paul Scott Canavan said...

so great!

Kerry Aradhya said...

Hi, Jacqueline. So glad I found your blog. Thank you so much for the gorgeous illustration to go along with my poem. I absolutely love it!!

Jacqueline Hudon-Verrelli said...

Thanks Paul!

And thanks Kerry! I'm really glad that you like it. It was a lot of fun for me :)