I've been asked to submit a sample illustration showing how I might approach a children's book promoting the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Here's my first shot:
What do y'all think? Just as important, what do y'all's kids think?
I am a BIG FAN of Abigail's style for young people, but I can't seem to imagine it for the Sacred Heart. Same thing with Theodore's work. So I went with what you see above.
I think some background imagery for historical setting is important to remind us that Jesus isn't just a theological concept, but a real flesh and blood person who walked in real places on the earth. Maybe there's a better way to get this across?
The art side of the project is in its first stage (I'd have over a dozen illustrations to do in the end), so any input is GREATLY appreciated!
A little progress...
Comments are still appreciated!