As a picture book author, I’ve often wished I was an artist too.
If I could create the art for my own stories, would more doors be open to me? I wonder. The publishing world is changing. E-books have given us a new medium. For this I don’t need a publisher, but I do need artists. Finding an artist can be challenging.
I am sixty years old. Is it too late for me to learn art? Is it even possible? I know what I like, but I don’t know how to create it. I’m not even good with stick figures. Even with no obvious talent, I wonder. Is it ever too late?
My awesome internet friend Will Terry, the amazing illustrator, has a bunch of cool tutorials and there are even some about learning to draw. By blogging about Folio Academy, I can win a free tutorial, like Digital Painting in Photoshop, How to Use Color, Acrylic Painting, Painting on the I-Pad. There’s also Beginning Drawing. That’s the one I want. Maybe it’s not too late for me.
Even though I’m not an artist, I learned a lot from How to Illustrate Picture Books. I purchased it over a year again, and found it really helpful. I’ve watched it over and over again.
Oops. I could have received one of these cool video series for free, if I had made the deadline. I just realized that I missed the deadline by two days. Darn. Still that beginning drawing tutorial is a steal at $12.95.
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