Friday, May 04, 2007

Book Dummy Pages 6-7




I've found that if I'm working on a book dummy and get burned out, working on another for an hour in between refreshes me. I guess it's the change in subject matter that does this. So here are a couple pages from mystery book #2.

And yes I know the balloon titles are different - I was experimenting with it.

5 comments:

June said...

Oh... that looks like a sad story.

:o(

Anette Heiberg said...

Very cute characters. I'm working on a book dummy these days too - it's so much work... (but really fun when I come up with some sketches I like).

Anette Heiberg
www.wynlen.no

Paige Keiser said...

Hi June! It is kinda sad, but has a happy (and actually humorous) ending. I promise I won't depress my little readers. lol.

Thanks Anette - it IS a lot of work - holy cow! And then you have your own worst critic (yourself) to please. I'm such a perfectionist I think that has held me back a lot in terms of finishing these dummies. I have to let go of that 'perfect is the enemy of good.' Good luck with yours and hope you post some of your dummy pages (plleeaaaaaasssee)? :-)

Ginger*:)* said...

Oh Good! It has a happy ending. I think you are very wise, when feeling a bit 'burned out' while working on one huge project...then taking a break by working on another.
Poor little piggy looks a bit burned out too... I hope he gets to cheer up very soon.

June said...

Paige wrote:
"I'm such a perfectionist I think that has held me back a lot in terms of finishing these dummies. I have to let go of that 'perfect is the enemy of good."


An illustrator friend recently directed me to this article about perfection hang-ups.
http://tinyurl.com/2qwbar

I recognised myself in reading it through, and now I try to scribble away and not worry about the errors that come from the pencil... and invariably something good happens along amidst the heap of scribbles!
I think we are all aware that we are having to 'perform' to other people's requirements and sometimes it stifles us and halts our creative flow.
The trick is to do our own thing, and still find it is what the publishers want!

June :o)