Monday, March 25, 2013

My portfolio at a glance

Toys coming to life assignment snippet with my portfolio.
A few weeks have passed (THREE) since going to Ruth's Studio, so I want to be sure to post a THANK YOU to Ruth Sanderson and Denise Ortakales for their portfolio critiques. I feel as though I have a very clear direction for my body of work now. It's refreshing to have some unbiased eyes peeking at my work, outside of the monthly group sessions. Some mini renovations have already taken place on my portfolio space. For curious eyes, below are a few cellphone shots from the day: 

Ruth Sanderson (center in red) browsing our sketches from the assignment.

Assignment sketches spread for quick critique.
The assignment (while we waited and listened in on critiques,) was "lively"... Living toys! I would like to explore the concept a little closer. It was tough to concentrate on drawing upon the assignment while eavesdropping on everyone's critique, but there was a LOT learned from the experience. 

These are the type of events illustrators (and writers in a similar fashion) truly benefit, due to the smaller group size. I feel very fortunate for the invitation to Easthampton. So a big "Thank you very much!" to the New England chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (NE SCBWI).

And SUPER Thank you to Natalie Curtiss for the safe toting me along for the ride!

Thank you! :-)

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