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Dara Goldman
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While the riots in Charlotte were going on, I was in my studio listening to the news and creating this illustration for an educational publisher here in the US. My directions were to include a Hispanic girl, an African American boy, a white girl and a white...
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Storyboarding for Film vs Storyboarding for Books
Although I have been creating storyboards for my books for many years, I was curious to know how to make them for film. Are they different? This summer I took a storyboarding class at RISD with the talented Drew Gormley and learned there are many difference...
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I just came across this lovely review and some lessons librarianarika created around my book, Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift. It is such a pleasure to see how my story and pictures are shared with children and thought it would be fun to answer her st...
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Writer's Block
Been quiet for awhile because I've been trying to write and draw some new stories. Sometimes the writer's block happens when I'm trying to come up with ideas.  This time, I had so many, I didn't know which one to choose first.  I ended up picking the one th...
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Been working with a new medium these last couple of weeks. There's something about cats that calls for pastels and pencils instead of watercolors. The great thing about pastels is that you can brush away the pastel crystals if you change your mind about som...
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A Guide to Drawing Characters
If you have ever drawn a character you know there is a lot more to it then just capturing the actual physical design.    Even when you know exactly what your character looks like, and you draw him just as you imagine, he still isn’t right! This is probably ...
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