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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Keeping Track


It's Illustration Tuesday. One of the challenges of making pictures for picture books is keeping track of what you're doing so that you aren't drowning in a swirling mass of source material, sketches, drawings, notes, dummies, paintings, correspondence, and art materials for the 32 or so pages of the final book. In other words, staying organized. Making sure that everything for one project goes on one shelf or in one bag helps. Using separate folders for each page also helps. Meeting deadlines is important to an illustrator's reputation. Look here to see how Mo Willems keeps track of his projects by using a production flow chart to check off the progress of each page. Now that's organized.

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