I am illustrating a children's book and have done some rough thumbnails for one of the illustrations, which I have included for your reference. Also, I have included below the publisher's specifications for the illustration for your reference as well. I am trying to follow the publisher's wishes, but also want to make the illustration as interesting as possible to the viewer. Any advice, feedback, comments would be very much appreciated. Thanks!
*** A depiction of a little boy, kneeling on his bed which is located close to/beside a large window, he facing about 2:00 and looking out at the night sky. Include several stars and perhaps also the moon, perhaps even a shooting star. The overall idea is the child marvelling at the heavens.
I suggest having a Bay Window, even though it is his bedroom. If it is given large panes, not only will this give the greatest opportunity for depicting the most attractive sky at night, but perhaps even a shooting star at which the little boy is “goggling.” Also, a Bay Window will result in a good sized windowsill, and thus the opportunity for you to place some of his toys, etc. on display. As stated in the Introduction to the book, one of its purposes is to permit a Parent to ask their child, What is this? and What is that? and thus an addition to a book the child finds full of attractive art work.***