|THE COMPLETED ILLUSTRATION FOR "BAGBY FAMILY CHRISTMAS"|
|This is the pencil drawing step, just prior to inking.|
|The layout or "rough-in" stage is the first step. It is here that I work out the design problems.|
|My desktop becomes somewhat of a "shrine" to these happy folks while I am working on the caricature.|
Before all of this, of course, are the necessary email communications, etc.
What fun it is to become a part of people's lives and celebrations this way.
And, oh what fun it is to ride in a one-dog open sleigh!
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