Watch Me Work
Welcome to my messy desk and my works in progress:
Safaris to the zoo, hunting through aged issues of My Big Back Yard and Ranger Rick,
drawing characters dozens of times until they’re just right.
And rewriting to find the words that work the best.
Yes, even stories of very few words need re-writing.
Ideas may start in strange places; this looks like a dancing alligator. No?
Something as humble as a button can be an inspiration
My research includes field trips – Hershey Park Zoo
The Jacksonville Zoo
A scene from A Mighty Fine Time Machine
No live model?
Magazines like Ranger Rick come in handy.
I love to go to the art store. It’s so organized.
Then it’s time to work.
A story takes shape under the watchful eye of my office manager.
The revision path is paved with Post-Its
Thumb nail sketches
Starting the final art
And finally a book is born
with vibrant characters
who leap off the page!