Tuesday, July 02, 2013

A Call Out For Your Industry and Technique Questions and a Signed Print Give-Away!



Hello friends far and near! I would like to make more video tutorials and blog posts to help you and answer any questions you might have. Do you have questions about the children's book publishing industry? About how making a children's book works? About Photoshop techniques? About my process? Is there someone you would like to see me interview? Ask me anything!

If you ask me a questions in the comments of this post, you will automatically be entered into a drawing for a free 11 x 14 signed print! Have your questions to me by midnight on Wednesday July 10th to be entered into the drawing. The winner of the drawing may choose from any of the prints seen above, or any other of my illustrations. Feel free to ask me questions here any time and I will see if I can answer them for you! Pass the word on to other artists who might be interested! Also, if you want to ask me a question, but aren't interested in being part of the drawing for the print, let me know. Happy summer, everyone!

13 comments:

Lucy Elliott said...

How do you think the rise in ease/popularity of self publishing will impact traditional publishing houses in this modern DIY world? Especially with so many publishing houses still requiring hard copy submissions?

Shawna Tenney said...

Good questions, Lucy! Thanks!

Luda Kiperberg said...

Shawna I love your work and would love to see more of your process. I would love to see a tutorial on how you set up your composition once you thought of a story. What do you start drawing first? And how do you scale in a way that shows the depth (near/far). I would love to see an actual tutorial of you starting a drawing... Love, love, love your style :)

Shawna Tenney said...

Oooh! Good one, Luda!

Joanne Roberts said...

Hi Shawna,
Thanks for the great giveaway. I also have a question. I have been looking into the multitude of reputable online classes for illustrators, but am having trouble deciding. How did you go about choosing Oatley Academy, and how can an illustrator get the most for their money from a course like this?
Thanks,
Joanne

Shawna Tenney said...

Great question, Joanne! Thanks everyone, keep them coming!

Meedy said...

How do you draw simple, kid friendly things. I love your "how to draw a chicken" and dragon tutorials. My family and I love that kind of thing. It would be fun to have a simple, to the point how to draw different things.

Shawna Tenney said...

Good one- more drawing videos for kids!

John Calvin said...

I'll second the drawing video for kids / teens suggestion. It would be nice to see how you construct a character in pencil, ink it, and color it all with traditional, easy to use materials (pencil, pen, marker, colored pencils, watercolor). Kind of formatted in a draw-along-with-me-format. Like Bob Ostrom does it, but with some of your favorite characters...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgnbTBLtSxE

Shawna Tenney said...

Cool! Thanks for sharing, John! Gives me some great ideas!

Kimberly Soderberg said...

Hi Shawna!

I know the contest is over but I would love to know more about how you keep your work organized. As in how you file away sketches, publisher information, marketing information, etc. I also am a mom of two little ones and would appreciate any tips on making work run smoothly. :)

Thank you!

Shawna Tenney said...

Kimberly, thanks for your question! Yes, I will try to do a post about this too. Thanks!

Sasha Mirzoyan said...

I am mainly curious about your process, especially the initial inspiration and how it leads to the looseness and the cartoon-like freshness in your own work. Thanks, Shawna.