In like a lion indeed! This March is the warmest that I ever remember, and while I absolutely love the warm weather, it has also brought high winds, fog, tornadoes, and hail. Hopefully late March will bring us some of that “lamb” weather! The above cartoon is my slightly different slant on the “In like a lion, out like a lamb” saying.
I have been behind in my personal blogging. I spend more time reading other people’s blogs, commenting, and following links to interesting articles and tutorials. Addicting!
These last few weeks have been quite busy for me: revising picture book manuscripts, writing new ones for the 12×12 challenge, sketching illustrations for another picture book for my next illustration group meeting, working on a sketch for the next SCBWI-MI newsletter, and beginning a new project, soon to be announced.
I also participated in the SCBWI-MI Critique Day 2012 and I am very pleased to now be a part of my very first writing critique group! Many of us were new to critique groups and I look forward to getting to know the other members and see how our writing grows and develops as a group.
In addition, I’m also learning more techniques in Photoshop and how to create art digitally. I wanted to share a digital painting tutorial (Digital Painting 101, below) that has helped me a lot on how to use different brushes and more ways to use color (and at the same time create a cute little monster!) Video courtesy of Monster Cutie.com
Have a great week everyone!