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SCBWI Mentees Round-up: Portfolio Showcase Tips

July 5, 2011

    With the SCBWI Summer Conference only a month away, my mentee group gives some great advice on how to prepare your portfolio if displaying in the conference showcase. SCBWI Illustrator Showcase Mentees: Class Of 2010 – Illustrator & writer.    

Inspiration: KiahKiean

June 30, 2011

There are some artists that I come across that make me want to drop everything, grab my sketchbook and go. This is one of them. KiahKiean » Blog Archive » 植物園路印度廟 Sri Meenakshi Sundaraeswarar Temple, Waterfall Road. KiahKiean » Blog Archive » 檳城市議廳 Penang Town Hall.  

Lighting Studies

June 2, 2011

When creating a new illustration where lighting is key, try building a simple 3D model to photograph as a helpful reference. As you’ll see in my examples below, it can be a very crude model made with whatever materials you have handy. I started trying to sketch the figure as a series of basic shapes. Realizing it would be more helpful to see the figure in 3D, I used modeling…

Gallery Inspiration

April 16, 2011

During recent travels abroad, my husband and I visited the Vatican museum. When looking at the collection of Byzantine altar pieces, I was struck by the painting style and the beautiful gold leafing with intricate patterns behind the figures. I found myself excited to experiment with these art works in mind.