It took a lot longer than I had bargained for, but I am a bit of a perfectionist and couldn't help myself spending ages on detail, like doing more colouring-in on the original children's drawings and making the scanned cut-out of each one just right. I'm really pleased with how the photo montage bookshelves and computer screens look (spot the shameless self-publicity btw...).
Here it is in two halves, so you can see it more clearly:
The rough was passed with only the most minor changes - I needed to get more cultural diversity into the characters (the children all drew white librarians). I managed to colour a couple of librarians differently, like this one on the far left:
I also included a couple of children from my artwork, one Chinese girl and an Asian boy:
The other thing main thing they asked me to do was change 'Shhhhhh!' from this child's drawing, which doesn't fit with the modern library's ethos, to 'No breathing fire!':
Because of the limitations of my computer and to keep the file sizes sensible for sending, I had to send the artwork in 5 sections, with a good, healthy overlap, so the printer could stitch them together at his end.
Can't wait to see it. I hope the children recognise their drawings!