It Took a Little

It took a little inner strength to go to an SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) conference in Charlotte, N.C. alone. I would be attending an intensive class by myself. Bearing my portfolio and lots of postcards and business cards I went in.  The illustrator of the American Harry Potter series was our first speaker, Mary Grand-Pre. The executive art director, Isabel Warren Lynch, from Random House Children’s Books concluded the intensive. So much inspiring art and experience was shared in those hours.

I am standing with Mary Grand-Pre's original drawings for her new book about Kandinsky.

I am standing with Mary Grand-Pre’s original drawings for her new book about Kandinsky.

We had an assignment to prepare before the class. A sequence of 8 or more pages, maximum 3 colors and 20 words.

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Page 1
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Pages 8-9
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Pages 10-11
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Stay tuned to see what happens to my little character.

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4 thoughts on “It Took a Little

  1. Hannah

    Yes, yes yes!! I want to stay tuned to little Pink. I love the visual story that you tell through line and color. It says so much about the act of creativity.

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    1. bethrommel Post author

      Thank you Margo. I actually just read that book. I loved when she quoted Teddy Roosevelt about not listening to opinions of those not in the arena with you. I will post the rest of the story tomorrow:)

      Reply

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