I went through a long process of thumbnail brainstorming! Here's a small selection of the ideas I had bouncing around for this project. I ended up going with a combination of the idea in the top left and bottom right
(completed in Procreate)
Once I picked my final idea, I did a loose sketch working through composition ideas. Then, I shot reference, refined, and presented a tight sketch w/ values! In the end, I changed Marley's pose to draw more attention to the window.
Scrooge & Marley
Illustration for a modernized version of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens! In this one, Scrooge is confronted by the Ghost of Marley.