... And it all comes down to this. I love to sketch and draw. As I said before, I love the organic quality of a sketch. The raw beginnings of a drawing. It's that love that I try to preserve when going into my final illustrations. All too often I will see someone create a beautiful rough sketch or drawing filled with expression and storytelling imagery. Then POOF it's gone with all the noodling, correcting, poor coloring and what have you. All that expression and story telling is reduced or has, gasp, vanished! Isn't that the point of illustrating? To capture expression in a single frame. To tell a story as quickly as possible in it's imagery. To elicit an emotional response both in the illustration and it's audience. When that happens, well "It's gold, Jerry! GOLD!"