A while back I shared the sketch of this image above here. In the initial idea, the little girl was surrounded by autumn leaves and that’s why you can see some on her hair. Sometime later, I came across the sketch in a drawer and as it was mid summer in Canada, I couldn’t stop thinking that it would be much nicer if that little girl was on a beach instead. So, I changed the sketch and put it back into the drawer.

I finally got the chance to finish it last week, right when my girl, who was my inspiration for doing this illustration, turned one. And as we are right in the middle of the winter in Canada, I think you can guess that it felt very warm thinking of the beach when colouring this image. 🙂

This illustration is part of the Childhood Collection and the art print is available HERE.

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