I had a good session last week, when I removed myself from the studio to avoid the distractions of the computer (see Too Many Distractions). I really progressed my ideas for one story in particular, so I am going to try working on those sketchbook ideas today and see how I can develop the drawings at my drawing board.
Yesterday was another one of sorting out sundries all day, so I'm determined to do some proper work today. OK, it's not quite school work, but this was the nearest image I could find for now!
I have been inspired to get back to it, by looking at other people's stuff. I have been sent a lovely, and very silly 'singing sheep' story, by the poet Giles Paley-Phillips. And take a look at the illustrated excerpts by Cassia Thomas for If You Go Down To The Woods Tonight written by Claudia Everest. It's a great idea and lovely pictures, but unfortunetaly not out quite yet. This invitation on the back of the book really made me smile - I love the dress code!
Even when I've written my own stories before, I've always worked the text out completely, with images purely in my head. I am trying this out as a new system. It's a shame the weather isn't a bit more inspirational: it's blowing a gale and the rain is lashing at the studio windows. Brrrrrr...