I thought my Art Majors may appreciate this. James Gurney is an illustrator who does the Dinotopia book series. He’s also an incredible teacher. Here, he explains the pace he set for himself for one of his books:
I did most of the artwork from September of 1993 to January of 1995. I set myself a production rate of ten pages per month, or one finished page every three days on average. That page rate includes the research, maquettes, posing, drawing and final painting. If I wanted to spend more than six days on a double page spread, I had to buy time by doing another piece faster than that.