Here’s the first spread from my upcoming book The Really Awful Musicians. It’s about what happens to a band of musicians—who play pretty badly—as they escape from a country where the king has banned all music.
I drew the thumbnail sketch first when I was figuring out how to tell the story. Next is a tight sketch, designed to appear on the right page only. The second sketch occupies the entire spread (2 pages side-by-side) and is livelier than the first version. Finally the painting—which you can see has been flopped to face the other way.