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Lessons in drawing, painting and the communication arts
Lessons in drawing, painting and the communication arts

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Can't wait for our guest group critique session with agent Abigail Samoun at 4 p.m. CST today. There's still time to upload an illustration if you want to join us for what promises to be a very special live event!
http://guestgroupcritiques.com/ggc-abigail-samoun/
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Children's book agent Abigail Samoun instructs illustrators tomorrow
http://guestgroupcritiques.com/ggc-abigail-samoun/
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Join us tonight at 7:30 p.m. (CST) for the Guest Group Critique with author-illustrator Courtney Pippin-Mathur. She'll discuss her own illustration process and discuss 10 fairy tale spreads by the group in the January folder. Already a GGC subscriber? You should have received your links and participation details, via email. Not a subscriber? You can subscribe here: http://guestgroupcritiques.com/ggcroundup/
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Tomorrow (Tuesday, Jan. 31) at 7:30 p.m. (CST) with Courtney! Author-illustrator Courtney Pippin-Mathur will discuss her own illustration process and look at some of your fairy tale spreads! You already should have received your links and participation details, via email, if you're a GGC subscriber. If you haven't or are confused about where to be tomorrow evening for this month's live event, let me know. Not a subscriber, yet? You can see what's up here: http://guestgroupcritiques.com/ggcroundup/
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One of our own, Shuang Xu​ has just published her science-themed picture book to Amazon Kindle and you can get it there now. (You might recognize the cover and some of the inside illustrations from some of our past critique sessions.) Paperback version coming soon. It's lovely! Hearty Congratulations, Shuang!! Get your Kindle copy here: https://www.amazon.com/Was-Once-Stem-Cell-journey-ebook/dp/B01MUB8PAU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1485626959&sr=8-1&keywords=I+was+once+a+stem+cell

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Children's author-illustrator Courtney Pippin-Mathur is our guest instructor this month! Join us for the Guest Group Critiques session with her on Tuesday, January 31! http://guestgroupcritiques.com/ggcroundup/
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Author-illustrator Courtney Pippin-Mathur is our guest instructor this month! Join us for the Guest Group Critiques session with her January 31! http://guestgroupcritiques.com/ggcroundup/
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Incredible Giveaway! Golden Query Passes with a passel of children's literary agents will be given away next week in the KidLit411 blog's Birthday Bash! Agents include Stephanie Fretwill-Hill of Red Fox Literary, Brent Taylor of Triada Literary, Anna Olswanger of Anna Olswanger LLC, Linda Epstein of Emerald City Literary, Marietta Zacker of the Galtt and Zacker Literary Agency, Sarah Davies of the Greenhouse Literary Agency and Jennifer March Soloway of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

You can still enter into any and all of the giveaways. Deadline for Golden Query Passes contest is noon, EST, Jan. 26, 2017.

Day 2's giveaways end at noon, EST, Jan. 24, 2017. These giveaways are related to learning craft, and include a free ticket to my online course on illustrating children's books, "Make Your Marks & Splashes."

Day 3's giveaways, related to critiques and revising your work end at noon, EST, Jan. 25, 2017. The long list of prizes include a free one-year subscription to "Guest Group Critiques."

Prize awards will be announced all next week! There's still time to enter. Go here for all the details on the KidLit411 Birthday Bash and giveaways. http://www.kidlit411.com/2017/01/kidlit411-birthday-bash-2017-day-4-all.html?showComment=1484852014472#c6942672581737504342
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Coming Tuesday: "Drawing tips for illustrators, from an animator" - Marks & Splashes Guest Group Critique for December with animator and animation concept and character artist Len Smith.
http://guestgroupcritiques.com/len-smith-assigns-new/
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