Since I just started this blog, I haven't written much about the process of putting together The Littlest Knight. As of today, Darren and I are so close to finalizing the look of the book and heading to a printer that it's hard to contain our excitement. I can see the end result in sight, and I am so looking forward to being able to share the final product with our friends and family.
Rather than show you the cover design (which you can see over at Darren's blog - it's definitely worth a visit), I wanted to post one of the original concept sketches from the book. Darren and I got together last January to discuss what kind of images I was looking for. I had a drawing of a knight that I had done, and I mentioned to him that I really like characters with big heads and little bodies. I also had really bad sketches of some of the pages I wanted, but he knew instinctively what I was looking for and churned out amazing drawings right from day one.