Thursday, April 19, 2012

Packing my Bags for NESCBWI


I'm going to the New England SCBWI conference this weekend and trying to finish up my homework for the Advanced Illustrator Academy. Gee, it's been a while since I've had to do homework, I'm finding it a little stressful. Part of the assignment was to design characters and create a finished piece of art for a story that was provided. Here's a peek at my final art.

One of my favorite parts of picture book work is designing the characters. It's fun to see who shows up for the casting call so to speak. I've grown kind of attached to this little bear character, I think he might have to come live in another stories at some point.

7 comments:

Gina Perry said...

It looks intruiging, Jenn. Why does she have a pencil tucked behind her ear? Love the composition and low point of view. Best of luck this weekend, hope to bump into you!

Shirley said...

Fabulous illustration, Jennifer! I love the expression, the shadow and wavering of her leg on that log...perfect! Wishing you a wonderful time at the conference!! And of course, your bear is wonderful!! : )

Russ Cox said...

This piece is wonderful! I love the clean colors and the perspective. Excellent!

Naomi said...

amazing composition, well coloured and I want to see more already. Lots of emotion shown too. Good luck with all your homework. Enjoy the conference also.

James said...

Nice piece. I really like the bear character too. Great work.

James said...

Nice piece. I really like the bear character too. Great work.

mona said...

Jennifer,
Sorry I missed you at the conference. When I saw the
DON'T PANIC ANNIKA book cover posted on the wall, I almost screamed out. I'm on an online PB crit group with Juliette 'Clare' Bell!!!!!
If you were in the little grille last night with Russ and Hazel, we just about rubbed shoulders!!!!!
Mona (from Maine)