Posted by: Robin Koontz | January 21, 2012

What’s done is never done.

I’ve reached the 9th and final spread of the first book, but that doesn’t mean the book is done. This is the time when I tweak a lot, add things I forgot (like that hillside, or those shadows, or those flower stems), and sometimes, I’ll completely revise an entire spread or two. Or three.

Here is a clip from one of my favorite spreads. It’s not the 9th, but looks like it! I’d like to share them all, but probably not a great idea.

I’ll eventually call the book done and be happy enough, and hopefully so will everyone else involved. It doesn’t matter if you are the writer, illustrator, or editor – after the book is revised and published, you will think, “Dang, I could have done this differently.” But you probably won’t admit it to anyone.

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