Since I am pretty happy with the two children's stories I've written I am going to move on to the next step on my journey of publishing a book. You can not have a children's picture book with out illustrations, right? Welp, that's where I am. Initially I was going to seek out an illustrator to help bring my characters to life. After looking around on the world wide web I decided to do more of a local search. And by local I mean my husband.
Since he was a little boy he has had a gift for being able to draw really well. He won competitions as a school age kid and would draw for fun while we were in college. As a grown up life got him away from his hobby. He recently started drawing again for his job. His unit was looking for a tee shirt design and he volunteered his services. I had forgotten how talented he was. That husband of mine. Is there anything that he isn't good at?
I think this professional relationship between the two of us will work well. He is already use to me telling him what to do. I don't have to worry about paying him. He knows how particular and detail oriented I am. Despite all that not only does he love me anyway, but he also agreed to be my illustrator. I am so excited about us doing this together. I'm writing and he's illustrating. How cool is that? He is going to start some rough draft sketches this weekend. Can't wait to see what we come up with!