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I have been EATING. UP. all of your process posts lately. Thank you for sharing so generously!! It's fascinating to see how it all came together. Congrats on such a magical, beautiful creation!!! 🌈🎨🖌️

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THANK YOU!!! These posts take a while to "cook" up so thank you for eating them up!! Har har har okay I'll show myself out.

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😂😂😂

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Duuuuudeeee!! You put so much work into this post, and it's fantastic! Just wanted to acknowledge that! Love getting to see all the lead up work. :)

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AHH thanks kayla!! this is so sweet of you!!

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This is AMAZING!!! I am just beginning my illustration journey and I feel like following along with your process posts are helping me go in prepared, with my eyes wide open. Thank you for sharing!!

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Thank you so much for reading! Im glad to hear that it's helping to spread the knowledge, that's all I really want :)

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Oh WOW!!! Congratulations on the book it looks fantastic!!

It’s so good to see all the background ‘unseen’ work out in the daylight - those tracked hours!

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Thanks Nanette!! It was very satisfying to be able to finally show all of this work!

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WHAT A RIDE!

And *chef's kiss* to that interactive Olive element.

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IT SURE WAS!!!!!

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Sep 27, 2023Liked by Lian Cho

You cried rivers of blood so Olive could run 🫡💅

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LMAO jessss

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Sep 27, 2023Liked by Lian Cho

It’s a crazy, stressed and incredible journey to bring Olive into this world!

It’s so amazing and thank you for sharing this, all the hard work has finally paid off

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Love you!!!

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oh my gosh, thank you for sharing all of this. I’m sorry about all of the hours, but also… helps to know we’re not alone? It’s so valuable to share, since it really can seem like a book just “happens” (but it definitely does not).

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It also happens over such a long period of time I find that it can be easy for me to forget everything that I've done!

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Sep 27, 2023Liked by Lian Cho

Thanks so much for sharing ALL this! For someone who is early into learning and applying this craft, it is invaluable. Congratulations on the new book. I can’t wait to read it!

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Thanks so much!!! I appreciate you taking the time to read all this :)

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Oh, my goodness! That was hard work! As somebody who's on the second stage... I think I'm gonna buy some tea, and cry a bit. Really glad for you. I love Olive! Hope the book is published on this side of the pond!

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Ah thanks so much! I'm wishing you all the best, it will be worth it in the end!

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I LOVE these behind the scenes stories about your process. Thank you for sharing! 💜

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Thank YOU for reading!!! I appreciate it so much, makes all those hours worth it :)

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Ouch those hour counts! But definitely worth it the book looks stunning!

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Ah thank you so much! I think a part of me died in those hours...

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Ahh the old I’ve been drawing so long I’ve moved to another plain of existence feeling! 😂

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Oh my gosh, Lian!! This must’ve taken SO MUCH perseverance and commitment to keep going. I’m amazed. 🤯 You’ve truly created a masterpiece. 💞 Thank you for inviting us into this journey! We have the easiest part—peeking at the hours and hours of work you put forth. Phew! Congrats! 🎉

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Thank you sooo much Erika!! This means so much to me 🥺

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Sep 27, 2023Liked by Lian Cho

Thank you for posting this process post about the book dummy! Very interesting and educational, lots of good for thought! Also I love the various test you did to figure out the style 🌻💗

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Thank you for reading!!

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I think its wonderful that when you finish typing your newsletter, you sit back and go “ Oh no! I accidentally made a book!”

This newsletter is so well detailed and wonderful, love it!

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Haha!! I do feel like if I compiled everything from this newsletter it would be a full on compendium!

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❤️ your behind the scenes and sketchbook pages.

It's interesting to see how your brain works when developing your book!

Thanks for sharing your process and all the hard work you put into it!

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Thanks so much Sarah!!!

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