My son wrote this story solely on the premise of "a frog takes a rocket to the North Pole." I knew I had to illustrate his story! This also led to starting a Bite-Sized Book, a personal project where I create picture books for Instagram.
Author Micah Lewis
Illustrator Josh Lewis
I explored some character development for Rudy and the polar bear. The polar bear fell short of feeling fierce. So I fixed that in the final. I also worked on the design for the rocket seen throughout the book.
Before diving into sketches, I create these rough sketches. While things change naturally along the way, this lays out the plan for the book.
The sketches help me tighten down details.