Wow, one page takes a long time to finish
(I have been working on the rest of the book
all drafts are done and I'm now starting the good copies).
This is a culmination of the advice received in these threads: A children's fantasy picture book [images] A very short passage (250 words)
A big thanks to the people that helped out.
Anyway, I think this page is complete and will be sent off with the dummy work as an example of what it should all look like.
Just to be clear, there are two pages here, the left and right with the gutter being roughly where the journal page ends (slightly offset to accomodate image loss).
I'm seeking final critiques before this gets printed out at a print shop and sent away with the rest of the book. I showed my wife and she was pretty critical about the colour choice of the right-hand page, saying it was too bright.
I'm also unsure about the flying creature I threw in the top right corner. It was a bit of a space filler, though I've been tempted to wipe it and leave the space blank.
The image is around 1MB so I will post it as a link. You may need to zoom in to view it correctly.