Next week's live session is Thursday, July 27 with the highly talented picture book author-illustrator Kelly Light.
A former animator and cartoon licensing artist, Kelly also serves as an International Ambassador of Creativity for The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity.
Her latest picture book Louise and Andie: The Art of Friendship (Balzer + Bray, HarperCollins) came out just last month.
Kelly's detailed assignment awaits you in a PDF she created for us now in our shared folder for her July 27 session with us. (To download Kelly's assignment to your computer, right click and select download from the menu that comes up.) Here's the link:
Kelly is asking you to bring to life two out of four possible characters she describes for us from an imaginary children's book manuscript as if she were an editor assigning or auditioning you for the project.
She's testing our imaginative and empathetic chops here! It's going to be fun. And having already seen the lesson she plans to give us on creating convincing characters, I can tell you that you're in for a big treat and some awesome training.
July is "great visual character month" with longtime children's publishing art rep Melissa Turk guest instructing
This will be a bit of a challenge. "Harder than you think," she suggests.