Category Archives: Illustrating & Cover Art Tips

SCBWI Podcast: Season Two

Hey podcast lovers, have you heard the news about Season Two of the SCBWI Podcast being released on April 18th? Despite my total adoration for podcasts, I’ve only recently discovered this one and I’m now in the process of catching … Continue reading

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Introducing WIN: The Working Illustrator’s Network

Attention illustrators! Have you heard about WIN yet? If not, read on for the full scoop as explained by our SCBWI MD/DE/WV illustrator coordinator, Rebecca Evans: Introducing WIN THE WORKING ILLUSTRATOR’S NETWORK (WIN) The Working Illustrators Network of the SCBWI MD/DE/WV … Continue reading

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Favorite Illustrators/ Third Thursday #SCBWIsocial

Hello readers! I hope you’re keeping cool during these hot days of July. I am fortunate to have a studio complete with AC and don’t know what I’d do without it — there are days when it’s so humid the … Continue reading

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Monday Motivation

This is the first in a series regarding how one gets motivated, stays motivated, and the tools used to do this. How do you as a writer and/or illustrator get back on the motivation wagon when you’ve fallen off? So, … Continue reading

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Inspiration of the Visual Kind

Hello, my creative tribe! It is November, the month of new ideas for children’s books, and in keeping with that theme I’d like to explore some ways illustrators might come up with new ideas, rev their creative engines and be … Continue reading

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Preparation for Illustration

Happy Friday, everyone! In the interests of getting ready for next month’s NaNoWriMo/PiBoIdMo, I thought there might be interest in one of the aspects of children’s book illustrating: specifically, the research an illustrator does for a non-fiction  picture book.

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Illustrating Children’s Books

If you want to be an illustrator of books for children, how do you go about it? I recall that I hadn’t a clue as an art student regarding the path to that goal, and it took several years of … Continue reading

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What A Character!

Hello everyone, I hope you are staying cool through this mid-June heatwave. In keeping with the picture book theme this month, let’s explore the very important element of character development. I’ve recently read a couple of helpful blog posts on … Continue reading

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My Resolution

Happy New Year, everyone! I am getting back into the swing of things, and want to share what’s been on my mind. Most days I’d say I have the best job in the world: I get to draw and paint … Continue reading

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Illustrators: Promoting Yourself

  It can be a struggle to get the world to notice your artwork. Our skill set as illustrators may not include marketing — but you have to do it anyway. You may need to get over the hurdle of resistance to blowing … Continue reading

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