SCBWI Bulletin Suggests Some Useful Art Books

Check out "Art Tips" on page 10

Check out “Art Tips” on page 10

The new issue of the SCBWI Bulletin came out recently and it’s packed with great info, advice, and illustrations.  I especially enjoyed Alison Davis Lyne’s column titled “Art Tips.”  She lists several useful art books including some to help you create memorable characters.  My personal favorite of the bunch is Exploring Color by Nita Leland.  It helps you see color in new and surprising ways.  I especially enjoyed the part about how we recognize objects by shape, not color.  This gives us freedom to color an apple purple, if we want.  I encourage you to try it out.  Make a monkey blue or a tree orange.  Go for it!

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