Friday, January 8, 2010

IF: CONFINED AND WINTER CONFERENCE


...Tired of being confined in the castle after night fall, the boy sneaked out with the dragon to go on an adventure.

I guess I am cheating a bit this week with the word 'CONFINED' since I'm posting the finished piece from last week, but I think it fit the prompt rather well. I also really liked how this illo turned out. I think I will do something with it for my next promo card.

I have some very exciting news, I am going to the SCBWI Winter Conference in New York at the end of this month. I will be taking the illustrator's intensive session as well. I was very reluctant about going for all the reasons anyone would be hesitant to go... am I ready?, can I get my portfolio/promo materials ready on time?, can I update my website before the trip?, etc... Well, Ready or not, I am going! I couldn't think of waiting another year for such an opportunity.

I will not be posting much this month since I will be preparing for the trip, among another gizillion things I have to do! But, I will try to blog or Twitter about the conference while I'm there.

If you are going let me know. I would love to meet some of you while I'm out there!

Thanks for all your comments and all your New Year wishes, they really mean a lot to me and I really appreciate them!

14 comments:

Connie said...

I see family influences here! Love the kiddies' slide show. The dragon looks like a sensitive soul.

Tom Barrett said...

The coloring looks cool!

Have fun and be safe at the conference!

Ruth Ventrello said...

Always color outside of the lines and break rules.
I like your illustration and would do the same thing if i were the boy.


Ruth

Tanja Bauerle said...

You will love the NY SCBWI Conference. I've attended it twice and it was worth every penny and effort it took to get there. If you have the chance try to stay on and extra day or two and drop your portfolio off at the various publishers. I did that last time and got very good constructive feedback on my portfolio. Enjoy it and get inspired and please post your experience and photos when you come back. I wish I was going this year. T.

rmsmi said...

I like the perspective and coloring on this. Nice!

j. said...

the dragon needs to keep its eyes on the flight path!
wonderful art.

Heather said...

It came out nice in color. Have fun at the conference.

Juan said...

Genial!
Que tengas un gran año Edrian!

nina seven said...

great job, edrian. the finished piece looks awesome. good luck getting stuff together for the show and don't worry, you are ready.

Mary Jane said...

What a great blog. Glad I came by to check it out for your IF entry today. I hope the conference is great for you. Sounds like something you don't want to miss.
Your illustration is very fine. The dark background sets off the emerald green and the blue pyjamas so well.

theartofpuro said...

Wonderful colours and perspective!

michael robertson said...

nice!...great atmosphere and color.

Jack Foster said...

Wow! I don't know how I missed this last week, but this is fantastic!Great angle. Have a great time at the conference

Jannie aka Chickengirl said...

Have a wonderful time at the conference...you'll love it!!