Spot illustrations have always been a mystery to me, so I really appreciate Tom's step by step approach! It was tough to decide on one theme and a set of colors, so many options. In the end I decided to do a set of newborns (especially focusing on the 5 S's, tho in this case combining them a bit) since I'm a new mom so I'm drawing what I know and see. My second set will be about new parent fears I think but I'm still brainstorming.
I actually work mostly with watercolor and ink so I wanted to bring in that sense of hand drawing. I actually pulled back on the texture a lot because I think it's a little bit busy but in a sense, having a new baby is full of energy and a little chaotic so I think it worked.