Meet Meg Anderson, Anne Hardy and Sallie Hardy.
They spent the afternoon trying out different cool color combinations for me. I had never thought about trying a groovy combination of greens and purples for my main character's dress. But, hmmm.
Why in the world am I doing this? Since I do my illustrations by hand (that is on actual paper--not the computer), I hate to waste my good art paper experimenting and trying out colors. And I hate thinking I've finished a masterpiece of an illustration only to find out the colors just look too muddy together. By making copies on cheap printer paper and playing around for a few days, I can save my $$ art paper. Plus, I hope my finished illustrations will show a little more polish.
And, we get to have a fun afternoon with the girls. Incidentally, my youngest daughter opted out of the illustration session and decided to save the world as a power ranger. Life is good.