Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Illustrator Inspiration!

As an illustrator or writer of children's books, the same is true ~ we need to find our unique voice in our creative works!   This spring, I'm so delighted to have attended a couple of amazing SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) events where I gleaned so much from the speakers, and this was one of the encouragements I came away with, and just had to share it with you all!

The first SCBWI event was the Western Washington 19th Annual Conference.  Fun, and truly insightful, educational, inspiring, challenging, and motivational!
From this conference, a note. . .  ~  "Never be boring.  Amaze them."

The second SCBWI event was just this past weekend, at the Ventura/Santa Barbara ARTbeats day.  A Portfolio Workshop for Illustrators!  Go to this wonderful blog by writer & illustrator, Megan Frances, where you'll find a great overview of this incredibly informative and invigorating event!
From this day's notes. . . ~ "Create a picturebook with a 'read it again!' feel".

Now, on to revising that picturebook manuscript of mine, and finding my voice in word and art!

1 comment:

Megan Frances said...

Thanks so much for mentioning my blog post on ARTbeats, Priscilla. Delighted to read your blog too. (Lovely name tag doodles BTW).
Megan

Sketches

Sketches
Sketch of Latisha, talented cousin of little Jack.

Finishes

Finishes
These images are finishes from "The Tale of Jack Frost" book. Release date is November 2008.