Preliminary Drawing for Adoption

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Here are my preliminary drawings for adoption. I was racking my brain over this one. How do you show adoption without being cliche? That was the tough part. I thought of all the normal things first. 2 parents holding a child’s hand, the orphanage, showing a racially diverse family hugging. But none of those were hitting the spot. I knew that I didn’t want to be that literal. I wanted to create an image that was more symbolic and universal. The only way I felt I could do that was to not base it in reality and steer away from using people.

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