Illustrator and writer, Dani Duck, continues on her epic quest to become the best picture book author/illustrator ever. Read how she valiantly slays the evil procrastination dragon. Watch as she creates new artwork before your very eyes! Study the mystic arts of picture book creation as Dani reviews some of the best children's picture book professionals of our time!
Usually Wednesdays are my days off from toddlerness to draw and I think this is why I keep forgetting to post Wednesdays! Things went well this week I got a lot done. I also was able to clean my house (somewhat) so that was fun. I also got a babysitter for my son on Monday nights. Hopefully May will continue to be awesome!
What I'm Reading
I forgot to read something this week! x_X
What I'm Writing/Drawing
Yesterday was a decent day for drawing (it's about time)! I'm working on a dummy for a picture book I'm writing. I've had the dummy pictures for a while (and probably could have submitted it years ago). Now I'm working on changing the style of the drawings and making them more consistent and making them look cleaner. Unfortunately, I have to re-do all the colour images as well. It's okay, because I think I'll end up with a stronger book.
I'm pretty much done editing the manuscript (at least before an editor/agent gets their hands on this) so at least that much is done. I also have the equivalent of two spreads (12 in all) done for the dummy. I have about 4-5 drawings for each spread already done. Some of it I can just copy over, and other things I need to change completely.
I did lots of Doodle Day doodles this week. I'm finally caught up! I want to share this month's doodles with you so I'll be posting them all during the week. Fridays is the only exception. I don't want to take the spotlight off of the people I'm interviewing. If you see a doodle or picture in an interview the picture was taken by or owned by the person I'm interviewing.
NAPIBOWRIWEE http://paulayoo.com/napi/ Is a failure for me. I was able to write one story, oh well. I got a lot of other things done. I'll go back and look at all the posts when I have time to sit down and write!
Every Day Possible
- Portfolio Work
- Lots of Picture Book Dummy Work!
- Dealing with insane boys who are hungry but wont eat anything!
- Interview today. I believe it's Jacque Duffy. Lucy Eliot andHelena Juhasz are coming up as well!
- Artwork if I get the time!
Saturday 05/10 - Kid's Swap Meet in Cloverdale (Have to get rid of baby things!)
- Sitting in on an art class.
- More artwork. Maybe I can get my dummy done by now... maybe not!
Write down some interview questions
Monday 05/12 - Recovering from the weekend insanity!