I am working on a wonderful project that is walking me step by step through the process of illustrating a children’s book.
One of the steps is “Working Drawings”. I realize the working drawings I do for myself and what needs to be done for another set of eyes are two radically different things.
Here is what I do for myself…
Sometimes the sketches are just sketches and nothing transpires, hence the reason for sketches.
I have a stack of these sketches. Most of them are on the paper that was used to pack our belongings when we moved to Atlanta. Yes, almost three years ago and I still have a box of paper neatly rolled up in my studio closet. It is very close to being newsprint which is what artists often start drawing on when they take life drawing in college. Large 24″ x 36″ sheets that allow one to really stretch, in more ways than one.