Monday, August 5, 2013

On Revision

"Books aren't written--they're rewritten."
-Michael Crichton

Courtesy Pratt Institute Libraries


  1. I think I've heard someone say, "All writing, is re-writing". I draw a lot and I often marvel at how fundamentally important revision is to a successful piece of art. Many times I don't quite know where a piece is going until I've started it. Then it's a matter of evaluating what I've got, changing what I don't like and keeping the rest. Once you're good at it, that process is nearly invisible, but it still happens. I suspect writing well requires a similar process.

    1. This is great advice, Eric. I'm sure that applies to both your personal and professional work. Children's book illustrators often forget our art is also a product. Sometime I'd like to ask you more about your process and then pass it on here.
      Thanks for stopping by.


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