Picking up from my first post I will continue with the creation of my book. The next step, once I had a clear idea of the story and the page layout was to begin refining the details.
I had to develop my characters and be able to paint them consistently throughout the book.
Millicent was a no brainer since I have painted over 100 cows, but Mouse was a new creation and so I had to play around with him a little bit and create him in various moods and positions throughout the book.
And then there was the Farmers wife...I had to make a lot of decisions. One idea I had in an effort to shorten the length of the book was to have a split illustration but I felt it was too distracting to one part of the story or the other.