playful

This is a picture of my desk while I was working on the illustrations for The Most Beautiful Lantern. I like to have lots of pictures around me that have to do with what I'm drawing - photos I've taken, pictures I find in books or on the internet, illustrations and patterns I like. I kept the test drawings I'd done first of Mei-Ling and her Grandfather in front of me, so I could keep checking them to make sure they looked the same all through the book.