“NO, I WOULD NOT WANT TO LIVE IN A WORLD WITHOUT DRAGONS, AS I WOULD NOT WANT TO LIVE IN A WORLD WITHOUT MAGIC, FOR THAT IS A WORLD WITHOUT MYSTERY, AND THAT IS A WORLD WITHOUT FAITH.”
~ R.A. Salvatore, Streams Of Silver
Patricia Saxton, author and illustrator of The Book of Mermaids and A Book of Fairies is hatching out the third creature in her mythical trilogy; The Book of Dragons.
Sometimes, even before Ms. Saxton's storyline is formed, the pictures already exists in her mind's eye. Because she is an author, and illustrator, she has the unique ability to work on a picture book in reverse... drawing the pictures and them describing the scene.
From these humble sketches she will create dazzling works of art. After applying watercolor, colored pencil, acrylics she will scan the artwork and further enhanced it by using digital applications such as Photoshop.
And the story... it will magically hatch from that first little pencil sketch egg!
These sketches are examples of how she begins the process.