Sunday, April 27, 2008
I attended the SCBWI conference in Belleview WA this weekend and I just returned to my partly rainy/warm residence on the hill. I don think I am over exaggerating when I confess that it was a seriously life changing and affirming experience.
Yes, I learned techniques, exercises and formulas, but the most significant realization I had was not that I only have the technical ability to create imagery, but have a spark to learn how to master storytelling. This has drawn a huge smile inside of me and I feel a new passion to treat illustrating books as a serious career.
Here are a few sketches I did during an inspirational lecture with Martha Chodos-Irvine and one at the end of a more writer focused drawn out discussion from Arthur Levine...
I highly recommend this conference to ANYONE interested in illustrating for books, it woke me up in so many ways!