My gratitude to Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, who came up with the idea; to the book’s editor at Atheneum, Emma Ledbetter, who thought my artwork would be a good fit and supported my vision throughout; to Ann Bobco, who art-directed with such care and respect–and, as always, to my agent, Marietta Zacker, advocate and one-woman cheering section.
For some background and art process talk, please check out the interview post on my friend Elizabeth Dulemba’s blog.
Love to all!!
Those attending the Illustrator Intensive at the recent SCBWI Summer Conference in LA were given an assignment to push a previously unsuccessful portfolio piece into a better place. Above is my “after” (and no, I’m not posting the “before”–it was THAT bad!). Still not entirely happy with the piece as it relates to the story, but it *is* better than it was–so, mission accomplished!
All the best for a bright and shiny 2013!
My submission for SCBWI’s Tomie dePaolo Award contest, based on a passage from Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. I actually got it in on time this year!
Be sure to check out all the wonderfully creative entries from other SCBWI members at the Unofficial Gallery–and best of luck to all!