Happy Wednesday, everyone!
Despite it saying Laura Bowers, (that’s me,) is posting this entry, the following challenge is actually being provided by the latest member of our blogging team, Chieu Urban. (We still need to work out the technical hoo-ha’s for her to post.)
Take it away, Chieu!
Oh my, we’re already into the third week of February and that means our fourth pre-conference challenge. Woo hoo!
Is that excitement you’re sending my way? Awww, shucks.
Let’s mix things up a bit and make it a little interesting. After all, you just expressed feelings of being super pumped! Writers, how about illustrating this week?
Yes… really, why not? You put so much love and creative energy into your words and I’m guessing you must visualize your story as well, right? Who is your character, what does he look like? I’m sure you can see him and definitely have a good feel for who he is. Illustrating helps relate to my characters, and we all know a picture says a thousand words. So how about giving this a try…
Okay, just kidding… no one is expecting this level of skills.
Pick a character from your previous, present, or future work and do a quick sketch of him. Seriously, you don’t have to be an artist to do this and you may be surprised.
[Note from Laura: Chieu Urban is sweet and kind. She did not forbid the use of stick figures. Laura Bowers, however, is not sweet and kind. She says drawing measly stick figures is not allowed. She’s also raising the ante by saying that anyone who submits their drawing for a future post will get a goodie at the March conference!
See. Laura isn’t all that mean. 🙂
End of Note from Laura.]
Illustrators’ Challenge #4!
Illustrators, you know where I’m going with this and your drawings are fabulous. Have you taken a jab at writing? Last week, writers were given the challenge to write a pitch. It’s our turn. If you’re like me, I visualize and sketch first, then work in my story. Who says form follows function?
Oops, did I say that out loud?
Well, I’ll work backwards and put words down before sketching. So set aside your drawing pencils and let’s pitch that NY Times best seller picture-book idea!
Fantastic! Have fun everyone… you may discover a new, hidden talent.
And if you’ve missed our previous challenges and need to catch up, use these links!