Just wanted to share what I'm doing--I'm illustrating a bug story for Stories for Children Magazine. They're back in business & I'm so happy for them! First, I researched the bugs mentioned in the nonfiction story. Then, I found out how big they actually are, and I set up a ratio so that the bugs would be near-correct in size. I made a light ink drawing, and then added Magnolia leaves as the background (I'm from the south) because they have such large leaves. Next, I'll watercolor it.