An illustration for Scholastic News 4, a weekly news magazine for fourth graders. The section of the magazine where my illustration appears is called Sticky Situation and it depicts a predicament that the kids need to figure out what is the right thing to do.
In this case, Patrick is cheating off Gwen's science test and although she doesn't want him to fail the class, she knows it's not right.
Here's a shot of the image in progress- before we decided to go monochromatic with the kids in the background:
After this illustration, Scholastic hired me to do another 21 Sticky Situations, so there's more to come!