I like to use a paper pallet for my acrylics. They can be pretty expensive in the pad form. So i just use inexpensive freezer paper. It comes in wide rolls. I paper clip to a large piece of cardboard so it doesn't curl up and I have the perfect inexpensive pallet for my paint!
by Kat McD.
Our November meeting had some neat treats. Pictured are Linda's yummy corn bread muffins and my lemon tea cake. This Sweet and Savory combination came to mind the following weekend at this year's SCBWI LA's Art Directors Day aka Illustrator's Day. Isabel Warren-Lynch, Executive Art Director and fellow Jersey Girl spoke about the lasting impact of tender moments in the books of her childhood. She spoke about the subtle "sweetness" of Garth Williams work and Beatrix Potter. Then my reviewer, Cliff Cramp, http://www.cliffcramp.com/ , gave me words to "savor" regarding art. His advice was about using color temperature to guide the viewer's eye to the focal point of an illustration. This subtle use of color can take an illustration from "Oh" to "Wow!" That's the kind of art I want to make. Illustrations that are sweet and savory you keep with them after the book has been closed.
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