At any rate, I will continue with my revision of the original story about the little elephant. As a fold out the number of illustrations has MushROOMEd from 34 pages (including the front and back covers) to around 44 with all the flaps and fold outs. It is fun, and I know I will be happy with the end result.
It is also a LOT of work.
On the bright side, if there is one, *:) work is so slow right now that I have time to give this project my full attention and as I do things are looking better.
Here are some examples of the older version and the newer version. It is a bit softer, more tuned to the youngest market and hopefully more interactive with the fold out surprises I have introduced.
This is the older half finished version.
This is the newer sketch
And this is the newer finished painting.