Perhaps I've said this before (and perhaps I should have checked my old posts to verify) but I really am so lucky to get to work with people who are so trusting, imaginative, and fun. A couple months back, I received an email with the following commission request:
"I am not sure how much detail you need, but my husband and I want something for the boys' room....we were thinking Outer Space meets Dinosaurs meets Penguins and letting you come up with the rest."
After thinking about this for a few days... er, weeks, I came up with a few ideas. Should the dinosaurs be in a galactic battle with each other, firing penguins from penguin cannons at each other? Should the penguins be riding the dinosaurs which themselves are spaceships? It was s bit of a challenge given that penguins and dinosaurs have NO REASON TO BE INTERACTING!
Finally the idea that seemed the most fun came to me: astronaut penguins have arrived on Planet Dino and are taking to learning as much as they can about the planet's inhabitants. (NOTE: If you're ever talking to me and you notice a glazed over look on my face, it's because I'm thinking about stuff like this instead of listening. Sorry.)
I submitted a few scratchy pencil concepts of the above ideas. Client picked her favorite and the rest is history. Penguins arrive on Planet Dino.
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