"Raisin" by Miriam Busch and Larry Day


Unravelling composition with Larry Day

Larry Day has illustrated more than twenty fiction and nonfiction picture books and served as storyboard artist/art director for some of the country's major advertising agencies.

Larry and his wife Miriam Busch collaborated on the picture book Lion, Lion, which was one NPR’s Best Books For 2014, an Illinois Reads Selection for 2015, a Junior Library Guild Selection and a Bank Street College Best Book of the Year.  His second picture book with Miriam Busch for Balzer + Bray is titled Raisin, The Littlest Cow.

In the first video below, he gave us our assignment for our September 22nd Guest Group Critique session with him. It proved to be a great lesson on how to easily analyze a pictorial composition.

September Critique Assignment and Teaser

September Group Critique Part 1

In the second video, the Part 1 replay of the September Hangout, Larry discussed his process of illustrating children's picture books and storyboards for TV commercial  spots for major advertising agencies.

September Group Critique Part 2

In the final video, Part 2 of September's session, Larry drilled deep into a topic dear to his art, pictorial composition and how to decipher it using the grid method he learned when he was 14. He reviewed grid sketches submitted by the group for the September session.

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