Posted on | December 8, 2011 | Comments Off
Here’s a sketch that is part of a series that is demonstrating a “Referral process” for an family with an infant or newborn in need of medical care. If there is no hospital that a family can go to for more intensive care, the only other option is for them to remain at the village clinic, even if the clinic is barely a clinic at all. This particular illustration will be part of a series of shots that visually demonstrate that the family needs to stay, that the mother needs to provide “kangaroo care” for the child, and that the care giver needs to be attentive with warmth (blankets) and medical needs. And of course, that the father is caring and attentive, too.
There are important things to consider in this sketch – head coverings for the women, long pants and sleeves for the man, the kangaroo care warp is snug, the baby is snug between the mother’s breasts, the blanket isn’t lifted too far off so that “keep the baby warm” is obvious, the thermometer, kidney dish with cloths and a second syringe indicating medical care, a syringe ready to use but not looking scary, and that the nurse is an older and thus experienced adult.
I and the director of this series do a lot of visual library development. We’re searching the web for research images, and the videos that her team has already shot provide clear information that I can refer to as well.
The next step with this and the other sketches is to do cleaned up line work, and add washes of light color and tones to give it a bit of depth and shape.