A while back I did a pencil drawing of an adult hand holding a child's hand. I put the work aside knowing at some point I would find inspiration to do something more with it.
By coping the pencil drawing and bringing it into my Corel paint software, I was able to add color to the artwork. I had to guess at skin color but my goal was to show difference. I wasn't looking for absolute realism; just an idea of it.
Previously, I created a digital heart that I used for different products at my Zazzle stores. I was suddently inspired to combine the digitally enhanced holding hands drawing with the digital heart to create a new, adoption inspired artwork. By working with layers in my paintshop program, I was able to make a completely new creation.