Have you heard of Skillshare? Virtual, project-based learning on a whole slew of subjects. I still have a Digital Illustration course I have yet to finish! Or start, for that matter. And that’s the beauty of Skillshare, that I can smoosh it into my schedule when there’s some free time. (Anyone have some to donate?!)
Illustrator Annie Patterson is teaching a course called Children’s Book Illustration: From Sketch to Final Art, and the image above is the illustration she demonstrates in the course.
If you’re interested, Annie graciously shared a discount code for $10 off the original course price of $25. You can use the code DRAWING, which is available through October 5th.
I shared Sophie and Matthew Olshan’s The Mighty Lalouche over at Design Mom this week. There’s a pop-up version of the Unofficial Sophie Blackall Fan Club over there. And Matthew chimed in, too! My reader heart swoons.
And then I shared this snippet of why I identify with Lalouche:
Here’s where art meets life. Next week (!) I start a new job as a librarian at an elementary school. It’s been a bunch of years since I’ve done that, and I’m thrilled to bits.
In this book, Lalouche loves his simple life as a postman. Leaves for boxing fame and fortune, but (spoiler!) returns to his roots cause he just loved his postman days so, so much.
My story feels similar. I am Lalouche today!
Happy weekend! (I guess I should remove former from that bio up there! PINCH ME.)