This is an illustration I created years ago. I made it for a freelance job I was trying to obtain. I learned one lesson from the experience, that you never do finished work for a client before you sign a contract. That is one of the most important lessons in illustration if you ever want to be paid for your work. The illustration was for a children’s book about Florence Nightingale. Florence Nightingale was a celebrated English social reformer and the founder of modern nursing. In my illustration she is also very fond of blue dresses. The illustration was created with oil paints, watercolors, colored pencils, markers and the kitchen sink.