|The Noxons, Photoshop|
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Several months ago an old friend of mine and his wife tragically lost their twin sons due to complications of premature labor. He asked me to do a drawing of their family as a surprise for his wife, and I really dragged my feet for a while--how could I approach such a personal and tender subject and give it the care and respect it deserved? We talked back and forth several times about more complex concepts and other ideas, and finally his persistence paid off. After a few drafts and a few abandoned ideas, we ended up with this:
Jeff has written a beautiful post on his own blog about the process, from inspiration and development to completion and delivery, which you can read here. I'm so glad it turned out, and that this family was so pleased with the result.