One thing about being self published is that, unless you outsource, you are also your own illustrator, editor, and worst critic. The part that I have been so nervous and anxious about was coming, the drawings, even though I wanted to do my own. How can I draw something that children will want to look at? That's the thing, I'm drawing for children. They are not judgmental. As long as the pictures are colorful and make sense with the book. This process was difficult for me because I had to let go of the idea of perfection. I had to remember that I wasn't drawing for everyone, I was drawing for children. I also had to learn how to give myself credit. I was stepping out of my comfort zone. Here are some pictures of my process through drawing.
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