I didn't want to just blatantly illustrate something from the story no did I want to include the pregnancy test, as the job of an illustrator when illustrating text is to illustrate the things that we can't find in the text. I instantly began to draw the women and the boy and worked on different character styles, as the writer said he was keen for me to include these. I wanted the boys face to look scared, worried and isolated. The idea of isolation led me on to drawing the boy from inside a building, us looking on from the outside world. I started with a really simple illustration made on illustrator (below), everyone liked it to an extent but seemed to think I could do better, and pushed me to further the idea.
My tutors began to refer back to older work of mine such as my age uk piece and questioned why I hadn't used the same cinematic type angles and compositions as I had in these past works, and how this would make the idea work much better. I started to look at images like below, showing people in similar scenarios in different compositions.
When starting creating my new image, it seemed like too much work, it was really hard working out how the lines would go, what direction, was angle. However once I just got on with it and carried on I decided my it was definitely not too much work, it was definitely worth it! The way that I create imagery is informed greatly by my love of photography, my love of complex composition, and the idea of telling a story from an image.