Every conference, I can't help myself, but I start to sketch the speakers. Since we're virtual, that allows me to do a bit more experimentation, including playing around with a technique called lasso painting, where you use the lasso (or freehand) selection tool to select an area and paint it, so you can get that nice textured look in a defined area without a holding line.

Happily, it's been getting me a lot of notice. As of this morning, this was the twitter stat line:

I've never had luck getting any visibility on Twitter until this weekend. And then, the SCBWI featured my sketch note posts on their blog this morning: http://scbwiconference.blogspot.com/2021/02/illustrated-notes-from-scbwi-winter.html

Well, so far, only 2-3 actual publishers/editors have liked any of my posts, but that's kind of the end game is to bring awareness of my work to them so maybe they'll look at my graphic novel projects and/or sign me to illustrate projects.

See more of my notes on my twitter feed.

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Do you ever wonder how those caricature artists at theme parks can draw exaggerated, cartoony drawings of people so quickly? Sure, drawing thousands of faces helps, but how do you start? Denver based caricature artist, Stan Yan will walk you through a process of shape identification that will help artists to start seeing then drawing silly, but recognizable faces that can eventually get you live event work or editorial illustration work.

Arapahoe Libraries is hosting this workshop, which I will be leading for 9-18 year olds. Registration is below:

Wednesday, February 3rd, 4-5 pm: https://arapahoelibraries.bibliocommons.com/events/5fee1c287349512400c6981b

Tuesday, February 16th, 4-5 pm: https://arapahoelibraries.bibliocommons.com/events/5fee1c6e7349512400c69832

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Repped by Peter Ryan at Stimola Literary Studio

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