I feel lucky to be living in the same city as my agent, Jen Rofé, and we were recently able to take advantage of our proximity with a face-to-face meeting. Jen came over for a little “studio” visit, to discuss some work in progress, reflect on this summer’s SCBWI conference (which Jen was highly involved in), and have some fun with a drawing lesson.
This was too valuable of an experience not to document and share! I’ve never given anyone a drawing lesson before and wasn’t sure where to start. Jen, the eager student, right away asks “Why the heck does drawing a simple box end up looking so wonky?” This prompted exercises on one and two point perspective. I got a kick out of how enthralled Jen was with drawing boxes!
Then we had a lesson in character sketching, and I showed her how to start out with simple shapes, adding layers of detail on top of that. The character she drew is the most endearing little misfit – the hair Jen gave her had me in stitches!
That little gal definitely knows something we don’t. Jen impressed me by getting ambitious and adding a puppy. She did a fantastic job!
But Jen, I think I speak on behalf of all your clients when I say, for our sake, please don’t quit your day job!