Anyone who tried watercolor you know that you can't paint over a mistake like oil base color medium. The first stroke is final and how the the water soak through the paper and how you apply the second brush stroke over, to control the wash effect creates the emotion of the subject. Just like this one. I can't help and be inspired. All I do all day is look at template designs and god knows when the revisions will stop!
These days, too much, that the marketing people wanted to have the last say or control on the layout that something like this cannot not be created. Too much of Photoshop this and that... They simply lack the imagination and such vision to create something which cannot be written in a project brief and the artist is left to struggle to guess visual interpretation.