Monday, July 23, 2007

Dreaming about drawing

Last night when my slumber should have been filled with dreams about flying like a bird above the clouds or eating pecan pie or, better yet, about something much too unmentionable to mention on this blog, I dreamt about drawing Ron, the 8-year-old character of the book I'm currently illustrating.

All night long, I worked up a character study, drawing and painting him from every possible angle. When I awoke this morning, I went into my studio and continued to do what I'd done while I slept. Ain't that weird?

I'll submit a new study this week, however, as with all of my books, the character will evolve as I sketch out the entire book.

In other news: Congratulations to Liz on the sale of her picture book to Harcourt, and to Spelile on the sale of her bilingual picture book (her first!) to Arte Publico Press!


rindawriter said...

I just finished watching a PBS segment on sleep and dreams. Do you know that dreaming actually re-forms your brain? How you think about something? Cool, huh?!

Liz in Ink said...

Thanks so much for the tip of the hat, Don!