If you're in or near the city, stop by the Society of Illustrators on Saturday, September 24 from 1-5pm to see top illustrators demonstrate their skills and techniques in an open forum. Featuring: Julie Bell, Rick Berry, Donato Giancola, Greg Manchess, and Boris Vallejo.
Tickets: $40 Members, $50 Non-Members, $20 Students. Food will be available for an additional $5. firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-838-2560.
poster illustration by Julie Bell, design by Dan Dos Santos
Guest speaker Craig Frazier's children's book Lots of Dots has been selected for an award of merit under the category of Children's Book in 3x3 magazine's Children's Show this year. Winners will be published in 3x3 magazine's illustration annual No. 8 due out in December. See the complete list of winners here.
Craig's book originated from a random sketch in his sketchbook a few years ago. He was playing with stick-on dots with a silhouetted character. Initially he was unsure he could fill 36 pages, but eventually the images came, as did the rhyming words.
Check out this great interview with Linda Warner-Constantino (Class of 2007) and Dona Warner. The sisters are business partners in Linadona Botanica, a fast growing collaboration aimed at licensing their gorgeous botanical imagery to the food, gift, home, stationery, garden and accessory markets.
The interview, on Artsy Shark, a website of articles and interviews for emerging artists, goes into their process, inspirations and technical details of how they got their start.
Follow the Linadona Botanica blog here.