In her presentation, Charlesbridge Art Director Susan Sherman offered the perspective of someone who has been in the business since book titles were hand-painted and Xerox machines were just a pipedream.
She also demonstrated that sometimes, tried-and-true methods of composition like the Golden Mean make for the most aesthetically pleasing images.
One highlight of Scott Magoon's speech was the behind-the-scenes look at his early character sketches for MOSTLY MONSTERLY.
In a photo tour, Andrea Welch, Editor at Beach Lane Books, gives the audience an inside look at her working space – including the view of the ocean from her office window!
A prolific illustrator, Ms. Potter shed light on how growing up as part of a traveling theater company has informed her illustration work.
Below is an image from THE LITTLEST GRAPE STOMPER, written by Alan Madison, illustrated by Giselle Potter.
Charlesbridge Art Director Susan Sherman and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Art Director (and Illustrator) Scott Magoon conduct the “First Impressions” panel, critiquing audience members’ submitted images live.
(From Left to Right): SCBWI-LA Annual Conference Scholarship Illustration Contest Grand Prize Winner John Krause, 2nd Place Winner Tanya Maiboroda, 3rd Place Winner Louisa McHugh, Professional’s Choice Portfolio Winner Jason Pruett, Professional’s Choice and People’s Choice Portfolio Winner Jennifer Gray Olson, and Promo Postcard Contest Winner Lauren Gallegos
It was a fabulous day that couldn't have happened without the time and effort of its many volunteers. Thanks, everyone! And special thanks to SCBWI-LA's Schmooze Schmizard, Rita Crayon Huang, for taking such gorgeous photos that day.
Please “like” the ID Facebook page to get news on next year’s event at www.facebook.com/scbwiLAillusday - While you're there, check out the rest of Rita's photos as well as the illustrations that were displayed that day, including contest entries!
Thanks for reading, and hope to see you all next year!