Debbie Ridpath Ohi reads, writes and illustrates for young people. Every few weeks, she shares new art, writing and resources; subscribe below. Browse the archives here.

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HOW WHERE ARE MY BOOKS? WAS CREATED

(Last updated: November 16, 2015)

Also see my other Creating Picture Books series.

Part 1: Coming up with the idea.

Part 2: Writing the story.

Part 3: Illustrating the story.

Part 4: Final stages and publication.

 Part 1: Coming up with an idea

Part 2: Thinking visually with thumbnail sketches (includes downloadable template)

Part 3: Figuring out characters, ethnicity, more revisions.

Part 4: More process, final art and cover art.