Lately I’ve been noticing that I’m purposefully drawing the illustrations a lot larger than before. I realized that I’ve been doing this because when I place the image with the text, I shrink the image. Basically, the more the image shrinks, the more the illustration will appear to be more finely detailed. I’ve had several illustrations that looked okay in their original size, but then really looked great when I shrunk them.
This illustration of shaking hands above has to be redone because I drew the original illustration almost at the size of the final illustration. Therefore, the drawing hardly shrunk at all when I placed it with the text, making the lines appear to be too bold and clumsy.