2012 | Digital painting.

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I had the wonderful opportunity a couple of years back to do an all-day Illustrator’s Intensive in Nashville. We worked with Laurent Linn, Art Director at Simon and Schuster, Emmy-award winning puppet designer for Jim Henson’s Muppet Workshop, and all around great guy (if you haven’t checked out his debut novel, Draw the Line — definitely go take a look!)

The workshop was amazing – I met all sorts of wonderful illustrators with whom I still keep in touch, and I got a lot of very constructive (and positive!) feedback. If you ever have the chance to do something like this, I highly recommend it! I will definitely be getting back into it now that my life is calming down a bit. 🙂