This is the second page in the art journal. As it happens, it was almost the same color scheme as the cover. Here’s what I started with.
In addition to the words, I finished the apron with some drawn flowers and leaves and added a sash. Since she works in a restaurant, her hair needed to be tied up, so the head band was a must. Other than that, I mostly added dimension and shadow to her clothing using colored pencil.
The words on the page are:
She owned the vegan diner at 12th and Main for years and years. It seemed like she wore a different apron every day. One time she told us that she had over 100 of them, given to her by various customers over the years. All the artists from the district ate there and she displayed their work on the walls.
She fed their bodies and they fed her soul.