The further I get into this project, the more doubts arise, such as:
It’s a stupid idea.
The characters are totally wrong for a children’s book.
You can’t draw for beans. Actually, the demons say, “What an embarrassing load of shit!”
You wasted a lot of money on that iMac and that iPad. And all of that expensive watercolor paint you don’t use.
You’re picking the wrong colors. Learn some color theory, asshole!
The dialog doesn’t have a arc. The plot is flat. I’m falling asleep! ZZzzzzzzz.
And so on. But, I also had a thought this afternoon that if I were a kid, I’d like this story because it’s different. I like the ugly butterfly because he’s kind of a rebel. When I had this positive feeling, that’s when the chorus of negative thoughts arose. My tactic now is to just say, “Thank you, whiny voices. ” Then I get back to work and the next thing I know, I’m immersed in my drawings.
Here’s one of today’s piecesa