Under the Same Sun is a series of illustrations that I made as a personal exploration of how the sun, something so universal and constant, can be interpreted in so many ways and hold such different cultural meanings in different countries. These illustrations are based on my own children's experience of the sun in Denmark and Taiwan. Olivia and her little brother, Elias
Below are some of the sketches on composition, ideas, and colors as part of my process. It took a long time to decide if I wanted to include the actual sun in the images, however, my main focus is the reaction to the sun, hence I hope emphasizing the actions of the people will give the viewer the idea that they are under the sun.