I liked the idea of this story featuring a little girl and her pet woodlouse. The first exercise was to roughly sketch out the two characters.
Thankfully I was working to a brief for this project so I was aware of some of the specific details up front. I knew what Vicky was to look like and the audience to whom she was to appeal.
I love the idea of taking stories that I enjoyed as a kid and re imagining them in my own style. But to be honest way back when we had some fairly awesome illustrators. Edward Ardizzone being my absolute favourite.