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Can't wait for tonight's live group session with children's literary agent Nicole Tugeau! If you missed the video showing the rough sketches she'll critique as final paintings, you can catch it here (video thumbnail art by Len Smith): https://youtu.be/EOWkcRvttMI
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New video post up, showing sketches that agent Nicole Tugeau will critique as final paintings in the May 24 Guest Group Critique. (excerpt shown is from a sketch by Sannon Sanders)
http://howtobeachildrensbookillustrator.com/sneak-peek-guest-group-critiques/
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Sampling of postcards I picked up at SCBWI LA 2013. A few times on #kidlitart, people have mentioned wanting a boost to help them get their next postcard promos mailed out. Mailing out a promo card on a regular basis is one o...
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New video post up: A look at the art of Nancy Hayashi for Cynthia Rylant's 1999 (timeless) story "Bunny Bungalow":

http://howtobeachildrensbookillustrator.com/funny-bunnies/
Nancy Hayashi's warm, knowing illustrations for Cynthia Rylant's family of renovating rabbits in "Bunny Bungalow", a Toy Portfolio Gold Award winner
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March 24 Guest Group Critique with Peachtree Publishing's former senior art director Loraine Joyner!  Get your 'spot art' sketch assignment here:  http://guestgroupcritiques.com/guest-critique-fun/
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Illustrators, If you haven't already, subscribe to Guest Group Critiques to watch Tuesday's (May 24) live illustration critique by children's literary agent and art rep Nicole Tugeau! http://guestgroupcritiques.com/tugeau-assigns/
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Insight-packed 25 minute video visit with children's literary agent and artists' rep Nicole Tugeau, owner of Tugeau2 Children's Illustrators. She'll be guest-teaching/critiquing for Guest Group Critiques in May.
http://guestgroupcritiques.com/tugeau2-intro/
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Great interview 
Pascal Campion is a prolific French-American illustrator and animator from the San Francisco whose clients include: DreamWorks Animation, Paramount Pictures, Disney Feature, Disney Toons, Cartoon Network, Hulu, and PBS. Working in the animation industry for over 15 years, currently he is the Art Director for the Netflix/Warner Bros “Green Eggs and Ham” series. His feature work includes Visual Development of "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" and "The Peng...
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Love Larry Day's work with watercolor and Wolff pencil! Thank you for featuring him. 
Yes, they said, that youngster Roosevelt is going to do big stuff— exactly like his famous, older cousin, President Ted.” (Click to enlarge spread). Illustrator Larry Day is in 7-Imp Land today to talk about creating the artwork for Suzanne Tripp Jurmain's new picture book (Dial, January 2016), ...
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This daily weblog by Dinotopia creator James Gurney is for illustrators, plein-air painters, sketchers, comic artists, animators, art students, and writers. You'll find practical studio tips, insights into the making of the Dinotopia books, and first-hand reports from art schools and museums.
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Want to join us for the live illustration critique session, Part 1 with Loraine Joyner this Thursday? http://guestgroupcritiques.com/guest-critique-fun/
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Shown above with his wife, children's book author Julie Lake, Mark teaches an online course on how to draw and paint for children's books in a changing publishing environment,

His 2003 book for upper elementary grades, Raising 'La Belle'  tells of the the recovery off the Texas coast of an early colonial shipwreck owned by 17th century explorer Robert Cavelier, de La Salle. It won the Western Writers of America Spur Award for best nonfiction western juvenile book of the year.

Mark's illustrations have appeared in his own and others' books and children's magazines. He teaches classes in children's book illustration at The Contemporary Austin Art School at Laguna Gloria (Austin Museum of Art.) 

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Two wonderful stepsons, now with wonderful children of their own.
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