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Writing, Illustrating & Publishing => Illustrating => Topic started by: michael.trujillo on March 15, 2014, 08:17 PM

Title: New Illustration Critique Group - Online
Post by: michael.trujillo on March 15, 2014, 08:17 PM
  Hi illustrators. Some fellow Florida SCBWI members and I have recently set up an illustrator critique group via Facebook. This group is meant to serve as a place specifically for illustrators to post work and receive feedback - as well as to offer your own critique and knowledge with others. Illustrating is a tedious craft, and always helps to have other artists eyes on it!
  Along with posting work for critique, we offer bi-weekly exercises to help keep us active and creating new work. All posts and critiques take place in our Facebook group. Making it convenient and accessible to SCBWI members across the country.
 This group is moderated by three SCBWI members and is a closed group for your privacy (only group members will be able to see each others posts). Although we warmly welcome new members, we do ask that you are dedicated to children's books and keep on topic. We also maintain a somewhat firm skill level before we accept new members. We also ask for a sample or link to your portfolio. This way we can all be on a rather similar skill level and we all can benefit from posts.

 We would love to have you, and become a group to further help us as illustrators develop our craft! For any questions feel free to contact me, and check out our page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/207078576159842/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/207078576159842/) 
Title: Re: New Illustration Critique Group - Online
Post by: Wendy Martin on March 16, 2014, 06:43 AM
I sent a member request. :)
Title: Re: New Illustration Critique Group - Online
Post by: sara-cramb on March 17, 2014, 11:56 AM
I highly recommend this group to all you illustrators out there. This is a very helpful and supportive group to be part of!
Title: Re: New Illustration Critique Group - Online
Post by: Breezy Brookshire on November 25, 2014, 06:11 PM
I've been looking for a group like this to join! Looking through some of the artwork on the members' profiles were so fun and inspiring. I sent a request to join -- is there a way to message them my portfolio page per their request?
Title: Re: New Illustration Critique Group - Online
Post by: Mindy Alyse Weiss on November 25, 2014, 10:55 PM
It is a wonderful group, Breezy. A few illustrators started it after one of our SCBWI FL conferences, then decided to allow dedicated illustrators from other regions as well. Here's a link to more info about the group on the SCBWI FL Critique Group page: https://florida.scbwi.org//?page_id=677
Title: Re: New Illustration Critique Group - Online
Post by: Breezy Brookshire on November 26, 2014, 06:09 AM
Glad to hear that, Mindy Alyse! Thanks for the link!
Title: Re: New Illustration Critique Group - Online
Post by: Mindy Alyse Weiss on November 26, 2014, 08:05 AM
You're welcome. :)
Title: Re: New Illustration Critique Group - Online
Post by: Erin Dorholt on December 01, 2014, 12:31 PM
Hello,

I'm new to SWCBI and would like to join this group.  I sent the Facebook request, but didn't see how to attach my site link.  So here it is:  www.badgerandbee.com

Thanks!
Erin
Title: Re: New Illustration Critique Group - Online
Post by: GoldenBird on December 03, 2014, 03:28 PM
I, too, sent a Facebook request to join, but also found there wasn't an option to enter my portfolio site: www.goldenbirdillustration.com
Title: Re: New Illustration Critique Group - Online
Post by: Mindy Alyse Weiss on December 03, 2014, 03:43 PM
Here's a link to the info on the SCBWI FL site--you can click on any of the three group leader names in the contact info area to send a link to your portfolio.

It is a wonderful group, Breezy. A few illustrators started it after one of our SCBWI FL conferences, then decided to allow dedicated illustrators from other regions as well. Here's a link to more info about the group on the SCBWI FL Critique Group page: https://florida.scbwi.org//?page_id=677
Title: Re: New Illustration Critique Group - Online
Post by: GoldenBird on December 03, 2014, 04:12 PM
Mindy- Thank you!! Just sent them an email  :yay
Title: Re: New Illustration Critique Group - Online
Post by: Mindy Alyse Weiss on December 03, 2014, 09:37 PM
You're welcome, GoldenBird. I hope you hear back from them soon--it's an amazing group. :)
Title: Re: New Illustration Critique Group - Online
Post by: Traci @ITD on December 04, 2014, 12:14 PM
This looks like a great group. I've sent a request, but FB didn't let me add a link or anything. My FB fan page which is dedicated to children's illustration and writing is: https://www.facebook.com/TraciVanWagonerIllustrator
You can also see my portfolio on my website: www.tracivanwagoner.com
and here too: http://www.childrensillustrators.com/TraciVanWagoner

Thanks!
Title: Re: New Illustration Critique Group - Online
Post by: cathy-hookey on March 24, 2015, 03:20 AM
Hi! 
I'm a bit of a newbie to SCBWI, but I requested to this group on FB! I've been feeling recently that I could really use a community of other illustrators around to help me push myself as well as being able to offer support for other illustrators too!

So emailing the FL admins with a portfolio is the way to go, Mindy?  I'm definitely not in FL...is that okay? :o
<3
Title: Re: New Illustration Critique Group - Online
Post by: Mallette on July 09, 2015, 07:10 PM
This is what I have been looking for, and I hope I get accepted into the group.  :grouphug2  Awesome!
Title: Re: New Illustration Critique Group - Online
Post by: angela-hawkins on August 03, 2015, 04:47 PM
I'd love to join and sent a Facebook request. My portfolio is on my website: www.angelachawkins.com. Thanks!
Title: Re: New Illustration Critique Group - Online
Post by: charlene-chua on August 06, 2015, 10:51 AM
I sent a member request on Facebook, but am not sure how to submit my portfolio, so I'll just post it here: www.charlenechua.com
Title: Re: New Illustration Critique Group - Online
Post by: Mercedes Ortiz on September 01, 2015, 02:54 PM
I've just sent my request! Thank you, Michael! Hugs! :)
Title: Re: New Illustration Critique Group - Online
Post by: steven-musgrave on September 10, 2015, 09:28 AM
Hello! I've submitted a request as well. My portfolio can be seen at www.musgraveart.com