Dyson wanted a kitten for his birthday but I’m all, like, noooo, kittens are so much work. But then I thought, hey, maybe the kid could do it. And then I remembered that Tracy bought these blank books for Dyson to write stories in and I had this idea of writing a story about a knight who goes on a quest to prove he’s responsible enough to take care of a cat, complete with checklists for some chores he has to do, first.
So … a few days of penciling, inking, and coloring later, I had a children’s book. Some notes:
- I didn’t want the ink bleeding through the inside pages, so I used a ball point pen.
- Watercolor based pencils are lots of fun. Mostly I just used them like pencils but I also used a brush dipped in water in a few places.
- 8 pages takes a long time to fill up.