Hi guys. Thanks again for those who gave me some great suggestions to help me out. Here's my final!
It's official: I'm now part of the Storm Literary Agency. I'm in very good company with @cherylpilgrim and @lmrush , who are also SVSers. I cannot fathom this happening without the amazing community of folks at this forum as well as the generous and talented teachers at SVS. @Lee-White @Jake-Parker @Will-Terry @davidhohn -- Thank you for all you do here. SVS is truly one of the best resources out there for any aspiring illustrator, and I know I'll continue to come back for classes, the podcast, and support.
Thanks to everyone who helped me on this piece!
Hi everyone. Here's my entry for this month.
@Neha-Rawat Thanks Neha! This makes sense.
@xin-li That's interesting how different some people approach art directing. And yes, I hope to have a working relationship where I feel comfortable going back and forth with my ideas and showing them rough sketches before moving on to the next phase.
@NessIllustration At this point in your career, which do you prefer? More guidance or less?
I'm zooming with a publisher this week to discuss a possible contract and he wants to hear my vision for the manuscript. How polished should my ideas be at this point, and is this a typical way you work with publishers? How much say do they have on the overall "vision" of the book? How much guidance should I expect from the publisher/art director? It's my first book so I'm a little nervous.