So grateful that you shared your process. I operate in a very similar manor, but I love that fact that you rephrase the original text in order to aid your illustration process. This is something I struggle with. I feel obligated to stick to the text religiously at times and it often comes at the expense of my visual range.

I'm curious, how do you navigate tone/mood in your process as you reimagine the text into image? With this work you mentioned the dichotomy between the setting and subject being your main focus, making your final product eerie and foreboding in a paradise. Was this a gut instinct? Or are you making illustrations in a range of feeling and then reexamining it in relation to the text? I guess what I'm asking is how do you know (or trust) that your tone/mood taken towards the text is right?

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