#HFGather: Illustrator Inspiration from Shadra Strickland & Kelly Light

Mar 27, 2020 | HFGather, Illustration, Inspiration, Picture Books

Our first Illustrator Gather was fabulous! Host Shadra Strickland and  made us laugh and talked about:

  • Their illustration practice, process, craft books and tools
  • How important it is to find 15 minutes a day to write or draw right now–to keep things percolating
  • Not getting “too precious” with early drafts–just get it out of your head
  • How important it is, if you draw for children, to be in touch with the part of you that never grew up
  • Feeding your creativity with corkboard on your walls
  • Using playlists to make your brain go to the right place, that fits what you’re working on
  • Practicing your style, the natural way that YOU draw

Shadra also read a poem to use as an illustration prompt. If you do it, be sure and share it with us @HighlightsFound on Twitter and Instragram, and use #HFGather!

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Thank you to our faculty for this Guest Post!

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