SCBWI-WI Fall Conference Illustration

I was asked to do the illustration for the Fall Conference this year, which was such a wonderful opportunity.  Our theme, if you couldn't guess, is Reality Check: Exploring Truth.  I wrestled a bit with this one, sketched out a number of thumbnails.  I was going to do a treasure hunt piece with children holding maps and lanterns, then I was thought about going in a "discovery" sort of direction with mysterious footprints and magnifying glasses.  But none seemed like the right fit.  I decided that, for myself, facing reality and exploring truth had everything to do with science, and so my budding scientists are hard at work at their lab table.  Do you have a favorite face?  I'm particularly drawn to the boy with the notepad and the girl with the microscope.  "Drawn to".  Ha!  No pun intended...

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