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I'll be presenting a workshop about writing for magazines and would like to include a little information about illustrating for them.  Any comments or advice I can pass on would be appreciated, since I have absolutely no experience with illustrating.  Also, can you tell me if magazine illustration gave you entry into the picture book market?
Thanks for your help.
#1 - August 03, 2011, 07:38 PM
What Do You See?  Odyssey Books  2009
Stinky Feet  Odyssey Books  2012
Jump-start Your Library, UpStart 2008

I draw stuff for chocolates.
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In my experience illustrating for magazines, I have received a copy of the text to be illustrated and some art direction from the editor. I've been lucky in most of the images I send pencils for there are few changes requested, but every once in a while a story gets changed and the image has to be revisited from scratch.

I illustrate books and magazines in tandem, so for me it's kind of like the chicken and the egg paradigm.
#2 - August 03, 2011, 07:45 PM
Animal Totem Mandala 2016
The Story Circle 2016 (PiƱata)
Color and Conjure 2017 (Llewellyn)


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