Sunday, May 23, 2010

Character Study

Here's a preliminary character study for a chapter book I'm illustrating. This drawing was taped to the wall above my desk while I sketched thumbs and then final drawings for the project. The character evolved a bit while I drew her in action, but she essentially looks the same.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

IF: Prehistoric/NESCBWI Poster Showcase

UPDATE: I'm repurposing this post for the Illustration Friday topic: Prehistoric.

And now, back to your regular scheduled blog post.

This weekend I attended the NESCBWI conference and entered their poster showcase competition. Posters needed to reflect the conference theme: "Moments of Change."

I was thrilled and honored to win both the Best in Show and the People's Choice awards. Thanks to everyone who voted for my poster!

I'm embarrassed to confess I wasn't in the room to accept the award. I lost track of time and didn't realize the contest results were being announced. I was mortified when I realized my mistake.


In any case, it was a great conference! I met a lot of awesome people and I learned a lot. Like maybe I should buy a watch.