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
One good critique can make the difference for your work
Whether in the studio classroom or around a cafe table with friends, group critiques have been training artists for centuries. This Thursday's session with Chris is $10.95. Details when you register.
Or choose to take part in monthly group critiques
Including this week's for just $8.95 per month.
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.
Chris will 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.
Regular monthly group critiques are 'perfect practice'
They tell you what is and isn't working, when to push harder, or just stop — or start over.
They help you...
Get a fresh perspective
Our guest critiquers – illustrators, painters, agents, art directors, maybe an editor or two – will offer their observations in a spirit of teaching and mentoring.
Think like a pro
Watch up-close and personal how full-time creatives evaluate – and troubleshoot their own and others’ work.
Sharpen your powers of discernment
And remind you of those bedrock principles of good draftsmanship, design and communication. (Funny how they do that.)
Get good and ready
For kid lit or illustrators’ conferences or that next promotional mailing, web post or sit-down with a client or prospect. The simple monthly routine helps prepare you!
Meet your tribe
Get to know your colleagues and some of these expert practioners who are your guest critiquers. They’re your contacts ‘in the biz.’ Hear their What I Wish I Knew Then stories – just like you would at a weekend retreat or a kidlit, comics or illustrators’ conference. (It’s called networking.)
Get better at getting better
Every bit as important as taking in the correction is learning to navigate the hierarchy of feedback, knowing what’s valid for you now vs. what to set aside for later. Monthly critiques help with this and discovering how to receive that feedback wisely.