Hello there! Dani Duck so very graciously asked me to write about my process for creating a picture book dummy. And I am so glad she did because before she did I literally had no idea what it was. As you will see however, I have attempted to parse what I've done in the past into a reasonable sequence of steps. WARNING: I am a horrible instructor! But I make up for it in my complete inability to explain things. Let’s continue.
Story Boarding the Page Layout
Let Go and Let GodI have done everything I can with my picture book dummy at this point. I have agonized, worried, doubted, fretted and oh yeah, ENJOYED CREATING it. It is time now to recognize my best work and send it sailing into the universe. More specifically, the inboxes of agents, but hopefully, dare I dream, a book deal and eventually into the hands of moms, dads, teachers, librarians and yes, that most coveted of audiences: children!
Thank you for reading (presumably) and best of luck to you in your picture book dummying!