Registration for the Spring NESCBWI Conference opens tomorrow, so I wanted to do a quick plug for the workshop I'm teaching there. YAY! It's on Sunday May 5th, at 11 am, and I'd love to see you! It's for Beginner/Intermediate illustrators with information applicable to both groups. So don't be shy!
7 Animation Concepts Every Illustrator Should Steal
“Animation” sometimes gets a bad rap in the world of kid lit, but this workshop will uncover 7 commonly-employed animation concepts that every illustrator should steal to improve their work. We’ll examine each one with a mix of lecture – exploring examples from both the animation and illustration worlds - and hands-on activities demonstrating each technique.
Learning Outcomes: Participants will walk away from the event with:
- A deeper appreciation for the drawing craft through curated examples of illustrators and animators.
- A thorough understanding through examination and practice of specific animation tools to strengthen their work and produce dynamic illustrations.
- A detailed resource guide and exercise handouts.
Bring a mirror and your drawing supplies!
Sound like fun? I think it's going to be a blast!
PS. The photo above is of Ollie Johnston, the last remaining artist from the legendary group known as Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men.