Half way through Giddy the Great, Jamie Rix wrote that Giddy Goat climbed the Empire State Building. I had to squeeze what was once the tallest building in the world, into a single spread. Even by turning the book through 90%, it was very hard to make it look high enough.
Luckily, my illustration style allows me to twist and bend reality, so I was able to exaggerate the basic rules of perspective. By pinching in the bottom of the building, I made it look much further down and, by the same token, expanding the top brought that nearer. This created the illusion of greater height, so I effectively stretched the building, without taking up any more space on the page!
I used the same effect, but the opposite way round, towards the end of the book. This time I had to draw Giddy climbing the Giant Pinnacle:
I reversed things so that we could get close to the action with Giddy and Edmund, who were lower down the mountain. The top is tiny, to make it look far up in the sky, while the bottom is larger and appears up close.
(Illustrations from Giddy the Great published by Orchard Books)