Here's a little peek at how I create my coloring pages!
After brainstorming a list of ideas, I begin to visualize each one by creating small thumbnail sketches in boxes approx. 2.4 x 3.2 inches (6 x 8.2 cm) that will later be scaled up digitally to the full coloring page size. These sketches always start out as quick scribbles that I continually refine as each idea takes shape. It's a bit of a wrestling match with the pencil, paper and eraser as I work out the composition, aiming for an overall sense of balance and flow. By the time the sketches evolve to the "polished" stage you see here, most of the original pencil marks have been erased, leaving relatively clean lines that I can scan and then draw over digitally using a stylus on my touchscreen laptop.
These sketches will become pages in my upcoming Good Vibrations Coloring Book, which will be published later this year!