I have a bunch of illustration ideas sitting in a sketchbook waiting for me to finish and this is one that I just wrapped up. I knew I wanted to have some kind of rock face in this piece and I saw it while I was driving through Sudbury recently. It was just perfect the way it was cut away and angled. Sudbury is great for that sort of thing, they can blow through the Canadian Shield better than anyone up here.
It was in a precarious place though, and not exactly a location I could return to and shoot reference. So instead I used the magic of Google Street View to return to this spot and with a few other screenshots from around town I was able to assemble the look I wanted. Just like Norman Rockwell would have done.