"Teach Your Children" is a song by Graham Nash. Although it was written when Nash was a member of The Hollies, it was never recorded by that group, and first appeared on the album Déjà Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young released in 1970.
As you can see from the first roughs my original concept for this illustration was to include Neil Young and illustrate the song 'Almost cut my hair'. I decided instead to focus on the title 'Teach Your Children' with just the three of Crosby, Stills and Nash as I felt it would have a better composition. My intention is to try capture the peacefulness and folk of that particular song. I always feel the song has a great message of hope and unity with it's beautiful melody, lyrics and harmonies. I chose to keep the palette very soft and the three members, eyes closed, almost in thought with the title floating above surrounded by elements of nature.
Creative Quarterly No. 33 (Runner Up) 2013