When I started work on my book, “Ten Things I Love About You”, I made some little clay heads to help me develop the characters. It is always nice to see how the light helps shape the face and give it personality. In the end my characters got younger and I decided to do the artwork in a flat style, with no shading or highlights, but it was fun playing with clay, anyway.
When I was a little kid I seldom played, I “clayed”, because I loved working with modeling clay. Gradually I began using crayons and colored pencils, chalk and poster paint, and working on paper. All the different ways of making art and inventing characters are fun!