"Hold your pencil very loosely up near the eraser end. When you start, draw lightly on the paper. That way it's easier to erase! I make lots of mistakes, but they don't really bother me because I keep a BIG eraser with me at all times. When you are happy with your light drawing, go back and make the lines as dark as you want."
"I was excited when I got the chance to illustrate The Flying Dragon Room, but I'd never really drawn a dragon before. So I went looking for pictures of dragons to help me get started. I was surprised to find that everyone draws them differently! That's the great thing about imaginary beasts: you get to use your own imagination when you draw them. Still, almost every dragon I've seen has wings like a bat, scales like a lizard and lots of sharp teeth. Oh yeah, and they breath fire."