I have days where I spend long, uninterrupted hours climbing inside my picture books. Loppy and Curly have become like little friends to me. I feel like I know what they are thinking and what they are about to do. i have become so attached to these little creatures that they almost seem real to me, even though I know they are not!
Maybe it's because it is a series and I have spent loads of hours, days, months drawing them over and over and their little personalities have become real. Authors must feel like they know their characters after spending so much time with them in their imagination. Is it the same for us illustrators?
I love that we can remove ourselves from our everyday lives and be inside a book. They are the best days that make all the hard work seem so worthwhile.
I am interested to hear from other illustrators if they relate to what i am saying or am I going crazy?