I'm in the early stages of illustrating a new story by the fabulous Barbara Bottner. This is the fun part - where all the potential is there...it's a brand new world. I'm trying to visually work things out with thumbnails in a way that makes sense and enhances the story. This one is a bit tricky as there are two side-by-side narratives...
I'm getting to know the characters, deciding who they are, what they'll be wearing, etc.
The main story line takes place at the beach - I love doing beachy outfits!
Men are the hardest for me, but I like this hip dad I came up with.
Things always change and morph somewhat through the sketch phase and into final art stage, but at least the bones are there to build from. It's a fun time!