I got the text for this book, about 70 words because its a board book, and I started thumbnailing. It’s much less intimidating to draw your ideas in tiny form. Who cares if it looks perfect!? Its just a baby drawing.
The book used to be way bigger and was supposed to have maps in it. Then there would be these little temple stickers you put in. But in a meeting it was decided that this would cost too much. I still think it would have been pretty cool.
Sketches for Approval
The approval process is a crazy beast. I try to figure out what they like, so the first few approvals are always rough. I also (try to) never take things personally. I drew it, but it doesn’t mean I’m stupid if it gets rejected.
But on the other hand it DOES mean I’m a spectacular artist if they love it.