I find it fascinating watching the progress of an illustration go from concept to finished drawing. It’s a bit like watching the before and after results on a home renovation TV show.

The series of three images above show the Dreams illustration from concept sketch to finished drawing:

  1. After the illustrator and I discussed the idea, she drew this rough sketch on paper.
  2. After approving the sketch, the illustrator transferred the sketch to a computer.
  3. Finally, the illustrator added all the details to the drawing.

I must admit, I was quite blown away by the color sketch. It looked more beautiful than I could have imagined. I’m in awe of how creative people can be. The final drawing with all of the added details is so beautifully cute. I can’t wait to see it in the book.

Drawing such a beautiful illustration with such exquisite detail is very labor-intensive. The illustrator took about a week to complete the drawing from start to finish.

I think the illustration would look great printed on canvas or in a beautiful wooden black frame. What do you think? ;-)

By the way, the answer to the question in the last post, “Can You Guess the Famous Kid?,” is Neil Armstrong.