Yesterday I worked on an illustration where a hoard of fans chase Wink into the Summer Moon School for Young Ninjas. I made fifteen people who were all roughly the size of a quarter. Not fun. But I cheated a bit - ssssh - don't tell. You see, normally I cut everything out of paper; socks, shoes, hair, hair ties. But this time I painted a bunch. If you'll look at the girl in the school uniform, above, the shirt, arm, head, and hair - are actually just one piece of paper which I painted. The blue skirt is a separate piece. Then the legs, socks, shoes are one painted piece. When she is normal sized, I usually use 12 pieces to make her. Her tiny self requires only 3 pieces. And thank goodness for that - because otherwise - AHHHHH!
That said, I take great pride in the fact that I did cut the number 2 for the boy's shirt.
And it's satisfying to know that I've completed one of the more challenging spreads in the book. Phew.
Today's challenge: take a synopsis that was once 8 pages, is now 5 pages, and condense it to two pages. Yipes.