My next book is starting to build up. This will be a collaboration with an author of a wonderful children’s story. I love it!
I’ve now illustrated enough books to have gotten to know my own way of doing it. And the best way for me to begin is to build a storyboard of the wholeness.
Then my mind starts to pour imaginative ideas for the pages and look at the project from a bigger perspective. How will it all work together?
I keep the illustration bubbling in my head for some time and when it’s time, it comes pouring out of my pen effortlessly.
This phase is a lovely brainstorming phase with many sidestories and ideas trying to show up too.
Patience and love required in this process.