The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is having their annual conference in Los Angeles this year and I am so psyched to attend! For the last 2 1/2 months I have been painting new watercolors to add to my children's portfolio. I researched other illustrators and society member's blogs to get a better understanding of what to include in a portfolio at this conference. Many years of practicing drawing from life, drawing from imagination, studying watercolor palettes, researching popular images, getting feedback from respected professionals and selling my fine art are giving me a bit more of a feeling of being prepared as a skilled illustrator. But honestly, this conference will provide me with so much more information on how to improve my art, introduce me to people who can point me in the right direction, and their much needed advice and criticism.
I can't wait to report back how it all went! And get ready to paint my @$$ off again!