This past August at the SCBWI LA 2013 Summer Conference, my portfolio was chosen (from almost 175 portfolios on display) for one of five mentorship awards. It was an enormous and inspiring collection of work, and I am deeply honored to be chosen from such company.
As part of the mentorship program, we received a 15 minute critique from each of the five Mentors: (Art Director and VP at Penguin Books for Young Readers, Cecilia Yung; and illustrators Pat Cummings, David Diaz, E.B. Lewis, and Paul O. Zelinsky. ) It was enlightening, motivating and inspiring... and has given me a clearer sense of the direction I want to move in.
Here are a few more images from that portfolio....
* I was interviewed on the Kidlit Blog which features a collection of articles, interviews and illustration-related musings curated by SCBWI mentees from the past 5 years.
* I am so grateful to be in the inspiring company of the other SCBWI LA 2013 Mentees :