I took a little break from developing my "Billy" dummy book, sometimes breaks are needed. I wanted to feel I had a fresh perspective because working on it was starting to feel too routine. I dove into some painting projects and jotted down new picture book ideas (vowing to finish Billy before I started anything else). I am glad I took the break, because I do feel refreshed and came back to the project with more ideas and enthusiasm.
First thing, I wanted to work on Billy's look some more. I did a few sketches of his head. I decided to make the fine tooth comb lines more visible, because you know, the kid works hard on that 'do.
More Billy to come. I have a few illustrations to do over with the SCBWI Great Critique coming up!
This has been an awesome time to start back up with Billy, because as you may not know, Billy is in love with his wheels. Similarly, my 4 yr old daughter got a new set of wheels for Christmas- graduating from a tricycle (which was long over due) and on to a big bike with some training wheels for now. She is super stoked, and this new bike is her two favorite colors: black and green.
This new bike goes faster!