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Christee Curran-Bauer
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Sometimes I get an idea for a piece (and possibly for a book dummy) by just taking some time to draw in my sketchbook to see what falls out of my head. Initially, this was the sketch (top right corner): I was playing with framing in the sketch directly belo...

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Another Month, Another Entry!
Something about the SCBWI Draw This prompt word really inspired me this month, and this idea just popped into my head. It was really fun to do, and I have been craving cheese puffs EVER SINCE.

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Finished! Winter Postcard/ SCBWI "Draw This!" Entry
The finish is finally here, and I can't wait for the postcards to come in. Below is the finished postcard. My submission for Draw This! omits the bottom half.

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More Color Studies
Even though I do my first color studies in Photoshop, I also do traditional color studies. I have also been experimenting more and more with limited palettes, and a traditional color study helps me reevaluate my color choices. For this piece, I chose to use...

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Postcards: Making Changes
In my last post, I mentioned that it was time to send out promotional postcards. However, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that the illustration I planned on using was just not going to be readable. Don't get me wrong, I'll still be doing th...

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An Ode to Photoshop
Admittedly, I need to be more diligent with sending out promotional postcards. That should probably be my belated New Year's Resolution. So I am starting by sending out a winter-themed illustration. I was doodling in my sketchbook when I had a fun idea that...

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Tomie dePaola Award Contest 2017 Entry
As I've done for the past few years now, I submitted my entry for the Tomie dePaola Award Contest. The prompt was a little different this year: This year’s assignment is to cast yourself, as a child, in a picture book. Show your autobiographical character i...

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Back in September, a dear friend and fellow Pratt Alumna had her wedding on Pebble Beach in Brooklyn. I usually don't give illustrated gifts (too much pressure!), but I just couldn't resist-- plus, this friend gave me a beautiful illustration for my wedding...

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SCBWI Draw This! Submission
Although I usually sketch out some ideas for the SCBWI "Draw This!" prompt (from their Insight newsletter), I don't always submit them. However, this month was different. This month's word, "Admire," just triggered something in me, and with all of the chaos...

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Dummy Re-do
Sorry for the radio silence, y'all. Whenever I do (or re-do, to put it more accurately) a dummy, I disappear off the internet while I work out the story and pagination. It's done for now, but this is Dummy #3 of manuscript #7. The story is almost unrecogniz...
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