Join us at the table for an evening of illustration portfolio review...very possibly yours
Be part of the conversation about creating art for children's books
Here's a chance to make it real
It's not, you know, until you share your work with others.
Constructive critiques, whether they happen in a formal studio classroom or a coffeeshop booth with creative friends train artists.
If you're not ready to show your pictures, support those who are by attending.
Learn from someone whose business is designing for kids
Art director Chris Schechner (Chris Schechner Graphic Design, Pockets children's magazine, The Upper Room, Roper Press, Wishbone Big Feats! Entertainment, Seligson Publishing, The Wise Agency, Singleton Productions) is this month's guest instructor for the Marks & Splashes Guest Group Critiques.
He'll share technical tips and sage advice as he looks at your work in the live interactive session starting at 8 p.m. (U.S. Central Time) Thursday, November 12.
Did you know that one good critique can make the difference for you?
Thursday's group session with Chris is $10.95. (You'll receive the details when you register.)
Or take part in monthly group critiques
Including this week's huddle with Chris, for just $8.95 per month.
Regular critiques are great for you
They provide a consistent channel for the reactions you need to improve your pieces. Especially when critique is from the right people. We bring them to you every month.
They sharpen your powers of discernment.
They remind you of the bedrock principles of good draftsmanship, alive design and clear communication. It's funny how they always do that.
They help you to see your work with fresh eyes.
They show you when to stop.
Or start over. Or push harder.
They make you good and ready ... for conferences, that next promotional mailing or sit-down with a prospective client.
They're fun. At least ours are. Or that's what we shoot for, anyway.
And you can participate from wherever you are. No geographic barriers to uploading your pictures or tuning in to a broadcast or replay.
And they can
Get an outside perspective
Our guest instructors — illustrators, author-illustrators, agents, art directors, maybe an editor or two next year — will offer their reactions in a teaching, mentoring spirit.
Learn to think like a pro
See up close and personal how full-time creatives evaluate their own and others’ work — and troubleshoot issues they see.
Whether it’s your piece or someone else’s being discussed, you’ll take away invaluable knowledge — to help you later, when it’s just you behind that computer screen or drawing table, making all those woolly decisions…