I got a beautiful request a couple of months ago: to illustrate a family in their favourite shared moment, when they all sleep together in their big bed. I suggested adding a night blanket so that the space is not specific… is it a real space? Or are they dreaming? That way I was also able to add a star representing the boy’s twin brother who died soon after birth.
The inspiration piece that made this family contact me was my couple snuggling in bed (and I guess you can see that with the perspective and colours), but a different technique was used to allow for a certain warmth given by the hand-drawn look of the lines and their features.