For example, when people draw a lion, they draw a really, really frightening lion. For me, when I remember a lion it’s not one that’s frightened me. It’s a big, cuddling one. I try to remember. I start to draw it — I try to find the lion that will give it my expression. And then I add the muscles and the bones and stuff like that. If I have a doubt, I check a book to see what I did wrong.
So, it’s your lion. It’s what you want the lion to be.By illustrator Claire Wendling, From this great video interview