With a theme like impatience the possibilities were endless. I thought of so many scenarios it was hard to choose. I settled on a little boy busting to go surfing. I was going to have his mother running over to him in a desperate panic, however because he is unattended (except for his little sister), this scene creates a bit more tension.
I sketched the illustration in grey lead in my sketchbook and then traced it onto 300gsm watercolour paper and painted it in watercolour. I played around a quite a bit with the background as I was not happy with it. At first I had very little in the background except for a overhanging tree. I then added more background and a darker sky. I scanned this into Photoshop and eventually took the branches out and replaced the background completely. I also decided on a think bubble to help paint the picture better and so painted this onto a separate piece of watercolour paper. I scanned the bubble with the wave and superimposed it on the digital painting. Finally I duplicated the boy and popped him in the bubble with the wave. If this had of been commissioned work I think I would now repaint the illustration again to produce a new fresh watercolour with no digital painting.