Thursday, April 23, 2009

MENTOR PROGRAM BEGINS APRIL 24th!

Update: I have received several contributions by mail and I'm not able to update my Chip In Widget manually, so I will do it here. I am now at $1110 in contributions, which pays for the first leg of my journey. Thank you again so much!
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This is a quick study of some kids from different cultures I did to begin developing a style for tight deadlines. I will be doing some color work-ups along the way to pursue this idea.

The Mentor Program starts tomorrow - yikes! - and I have been quite busy getting ready. From here on out I will be adding posts more regularly to chronicle my journey. Here is what I have been working on in preparation for the program:

  • I picked a Vietnamese folktale to illustrate as a picture book.
  • I have done character studies of my main character.
  • I collected reference materials and information on the region and culture I am illustrating.
  • I created a small storyboard of the picture book to go over with my mentor.
  • I compiled a list of other children, animals, and scenes to illustrate for my portfolio which I will also be going over with my mentor.
  • I have been working on a quicker style for tight deadlines.
I will be in workshops all this weekend including one with Art Director, Laurent Linn from Simon and Schuster. He will be doing a portfolio review, so I've made sure that everything is in order. I'm looking forward to the additional feedback.

That's it for now. I will have plenty to say next time, after my first meeting in the Mentor Program.