Talking to myself. This is my sketchbook. What have I got against sketchbooks she asked. You mentioned you don't like sketchbooks...why is this? (I lose them)
Do you always begin a project with observational work or do you often rely on visual memories?(I rely on a deadline-I am losing my memory.....also I need to book an appointment at the opticians)
Do you think that observation is essential to the creation of a successful picture book?(It helps. Wit also helps, it also helps to have a good idea. It might help to hang onto the shirt tails of a mega block busting selling author). In the meantime you just have to keep doing it. Every day. Lalalalalalalalalalala.