It all started with an email last week-
I am the editor at XYZ Company*, a children’s publishing house based in ABC*, India. I came across your blog recently. We are looking for an illustrator for a new series, and I was wondering if you’d be interested. If you are, I would be happy to send you more information about the series and the project.
Naturally I was overjoyed..I had almost decided not to do it with all the commitments – a full time job, a 3 year old , in laws visiting and a project deadline at office. It was my sister – Thank you Sphoo!! who insisted that I should give it a try and even offered to come home and stay with me for a week to guide and take care of Lil P while I doodled. You are a sweetheart. Hugss.
Now the story was a tamilnadu folktale .. and I have no idea about tamil customs and rituals. I would like to thank Art to providing many many links for me and providing constant guidance and support. I owe you a treat and a big hug. Thank you. 🙂
Even though this project did not work out, I learnt a lot of things. I learnt abt bleeds, that its important to first make pencil sketches. [ Learnt this the hard way!!. LOL] and have come to appreciate the immense talent that goes into making a children’s book. Hats off to you illustrators out there!!! You have a new fan 🙂
Thank you MS [ if you are reading this by any chance] for this lovely opportunity. I did have a lot of fun And I am honoured that you thought I could do it.
Leaving you readers with some of my fav sketches from the past week. I’m just going to frame them and keep in my office.