With this in mind, I am focusing on mice. Mice will be my page turners and will, hopefully, engage my young readers. So...I have set myself the goal of 365 mice this year: one drawing or painting or collage of a mouse every day.
Day one (January 1st) I drew a skeleton and also a mouse. Here is the skeleton from a photo on-line. I think proportions were off, because the mouse I did from this skeleton looked really weird. I won't even post it it was so strange.
Day two, I think I did better. Here is my second fuzzy mousie.
Mouse #2 is followed by Mouse #3, which is kind of cute, but I think this one's right rear foot is too big. What do you think?
Now it's January 4th and Mouse # 4 (below) seems a good improvement. This exercise goes to show that if you keep drawing every day, your drawings will get better. I expect by February I can start doing some fun things with my little mice. I will have to train them to do my bidding, but I think they will help me with my book.
Tonight I began revision of the text and am now realizing I may have to scrap one of my favorite pieces of text and its accompanying illustration.
Tomorrow I will continue work on the text, do another mouse and try to begin training the mice to follow directions.
I'll also go see the new Star Wars movie. Maybe I should try a robo-mouse sometime. So many possibilities.
I'd love to know what you think of my mice so far.