It was my first experience, involving plenty of learning.
I find it an interesting challenge to have the written story (which is not my own), and produce characters which will carry the story along and hopefully meet the author’s expectations or vision.
The story briefly is about a fairy that has a flaw and the struggles she encounters as she builds her self-esteem and friendships. This was the initial idea of the main character,
and the final piece...
Some of Brokenwing’s adventures and fellow characters:
It has always been a dream of mine to illustrate children’s books. Growing up, my sister and I spent many hours creating a host of characters in our fantasy world.
It was a world full of witty, bumbling and sarcastic animals that were used as vehicles to help us navigate our childhood.
Imagination is a gift that is priceless and is important to foster in children.
I remember a story my dad used to tell me about an eagle soaring over the ocean as he searched for food.
He would say this as a “bed-time story” and as he described the eagle and its flight, I could see it perfectly in my mind’s eye.
I could even feel the earth drop out from under me as the eagle plummeted toward the water, searching for fish.