Starting ballerina book illustrations


This week I started the chubby ballerina book I mentioned before. It is good to start fresh, with a new story and a new author. The pigs were fun, but I’m so over pigs now. This is a very cute story about a very sweet little girl who just happens to be ’round.’ I’m fresh from my SCBWI MO Fall conference critique with Dan Santat, so I’m full of ideas. I always want to improve with each new book I start.

I’m hoping this book doesn’t take as much time as the last book. This time, I must be more in control of the time schedule. When a self-publishing author takes weeks to get back to you with each decision, an illustration job can stretch into too many months. I can’t afford to do that again.


See my blog for more details about the cute story:



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