After reading my story I was a bit shocked to find that it was the tiniest fairytale I had ever read. After reading through it and different versions of it (there weren’t many) a few times I highlighted key points in the story and points that gave the strongest visual image when reading.
^ I sketched out the first few ideas I got for the minimalist (left) and the maximalist poster (right).
After doing that I was able to dismiss some of the most cliched ones and discuss them with others (and get more ideas).
I just remembered that I had gone on Pinterest and Google images searching “snow vectors” or “hole in the ground” etc. to give me ideas or references for creating a hole in the snow from a bird’s eye view using vectors.