4 Incorporating fantastic elements
Once I’ve got a decent handle on the main idea, I start playing. This part is all about incorporating an unusual element into an otherwise normal study. Here I want to keep the birds fairly natural, so I begin to play with the scale of the creatures. This stage underscores the importance of step three: if I jump right to here I’m usually missing out on valuable information I should have gathered beforehand. Real reference tends to spark new ideas.