I’m still putting all kinds of time into locating THE perfect illustrator – that’s my biggest priority – so I may not be back here for a while. It’s time to focus my attention on this project, while simultaneously working on a few other exciting things and doing some traveling throughout the next few months.
Arghhhhh… several illustrators later and I just can’t nail anyone down…the illustration ideas that are being presented just don’t hit the nail at the right point… I’m still checking out books and websites and contacting and meeting loads of people. Quite fun though to be honest!
I’ve started the process of seeing who can pull this off… my strategy is this: sending out a small section of the treatment with a short description of the characters, and getting the illustrator to draw his/her concepts down… let’s see how it goes!
OK now I’m onto a very daunting task – who the heck is going to take the images I’ve envisioned and really pull off these characters? I’m already checking into this — there’s so many illustrators out there though…who will be the best? Time for dinner…
This week was HUGE! I call it Florida inspiration… I finally have a clear idea in mind of the characters for the story… I can see them so clearly that’s it’s almost real: their mannerisms, their ways of communicating, their thought processes — now I need to get these ideas down on paper!
I’m back from my break — can’t stay away from the creative flow for too long. Writers block? I know absolutely nothing of the term at this point.
Well I’m partly there – I have a big step completed with my treatment now written! Time to extract myself from my studio and tend to my household duties, not to mention the fact that some fresh air would be nice and a bit of time on my Pilates machine.
Wow! I can barely contain myself – last night’s sleep was hardly any as the excitement is too much…I have a concept in mind for a children’s book… I REALLY need to get busy on this one as the creativity is just going to be awesome…time for writing.