Last July I worked on a series of paintings for a contest for a children's book. Even though I didn't win, this was super helpful on getting some pieces done for my portfolio!
The deadline was short for the amount of work so I had to make a sprint...
... The hardest art sprint I *ever* did. It was so tough waking up at 5am and going home close to 10 pm for a month.
I had loads of fun creating this image. The text you see is not from the original story, but rather a love quote from a 8 year old kid that I thought appropriate.