Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Monthly Meeting: Misha Blaise, an In-Depth Look at Illustrating a Book

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Date(s) - 08/12/2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am

603 N. Lamar - Austin, TX 78703


Misha Blaise won the 2015 portfolio contest at the Austin SCBWI conference, and she was able to leverage her win into finding an agent and a book deal!

This exciting accomplishment came along with a daunting task: Misha had committed to both write and illustrate a 144 page book in 5 months. Misha will share some of the trials and tribulations of managing a large project with a short deadline and discuss the process of establishing a cohesive illustration style. She will share some of the nuts and bolts of her workflow, from hand-drawn illustration and painting, to finalizing images in Photoshop. She will also discuss some of the creative approaches she took to illustrate her text in creative and abstract ways that went beyond a literal representation of the text. Along with this in-depth look at her illustration practice, be ready to learn some fascinating factoids about how you are always connected to the universe!

The monthly meeting will be immediately followed by an Open Critique Group for SCBWI members.