I did the sketch for this illustration about two years ago. Last night, I came a step closer to finishing it. I started this journey alone. Today, through the SCBWI, I've had the pleasure of meeting and being critiqued by a myriad of phenomenal artists such as Dan Santat, Janeen Mason, all of my friends here at Pixel Shavings and most recently Caldecot winner Paul Zelinsky. I believe I'm taking significant steps forward as a storyteller, and I owe a debt of gratitude to each of you. We do stand on the shoulders of giants, and I just want to say "thanks" for offering me a leg up. Cheers.
This a piece that I completed to present at the SCBWI conference. I have included the sketch as well. I may submit it for the illustrator's review that is on Friday. A couple of additional illustrations are in the works. Thanks for taking the time to view the blog.