I’ve reached the 9th and final spread of the first book, but that doesn’t mean the book is done. This is the time when I tweak a lot, add things I forgot (like that hillside, or those shadows, or those flower stems), and sometimes, I’ll completely revise an entire spread or two. Or three.
Here is a clip from one of my favorite spreads. It’s not the 9th, but looks like it! I’d like to share them all, but probably not a great idea.
I’ll eventually call the book done and be happy enough, and hopefully so will everyone else involved. It doesn’t matter if you are the writer, illustrator, or editor – after the book is revised and published, you will think, “Dang, I could have done this differently.” But you probably won’t admit it to anyone.