Originally there was a boy walking on the ledge of the fountain in this illustration. After awhile I began to feel like he was paintingbombing (like photobombing but more 14th century). The copy is about the fountain and he was right in front of it breaking up the lines so I removed him. Poor kid. I feel like I ran him off. I should make another illustration showing him sulking away carrying a skateboard and giving me the finger.
So what is the best fountain to capture the spirit of this "City of Fountains?" Is it the epic, classical JC Nichols fountain so often seen in file footage used by the local news? Or is it a more modest and personable fountain? Perhaps something you pass on your walk to work where you can stop and eat a sandwich? Maybe it's that fountain the kids can play in without getting yelled at?....while you eat a sandwich. I guess in the end I just wanted to sketch a place for some lady to eat a sandwich.