We are looking for an illustration that quickly shows middle school students the process of how we feel emotions in our brains, and how we are able to think about the situation differently to make our emotions more helpful. Attached is a rough sketch of what we're looking for (99_draftup.png and 99_draftup_with_wording.png). As you can see, we want to explain this pathway by making the connection between how we think about a situation and how we feel an emotion, and put in specific situations to get that message across.
The feel of the illustration should be scientific-looking, like that from a text book, but not overly technical, and can be a bit playful, especially in the depiction of the student.
The graphic should be 660 px wide by approximately 250-300 pixels tall in 72ppi resolution.
The graphic will be placed in a box similar to the screenshot of our program platform (screenshot.png), so please keep this context in mind. Colors do not need to match the color scheme, but it should not clash and should not be overly dark.
The student in the picture should look approximately 13 years old, wearing typical clothing, and should be racially ambiguous. Please design two students that can be used interchangeably, one boy and one girl.
Eyes and Brain-
We want the pathway to go through the eyes (as they see something in the world) into the appropriate locations of the brain. The location of the brain regions do not need to be exact, but for your information, the further left region is the frontal lobe, and the further right is the limbic system.
The lightning on the "Think again" region does not need to be a lightning, but it should reflect a change, or another thought that changes the students initial reaction to something in the world. Feel free to be creative!