Saturday, May 31, 2008

Oooo...Looky Here!



It's my second published article for "The Prairie Wind", the SCBWI-IL online newsletter. Here I write about how I found my style of children's book illustration. Check it out and leave me a comment!

28 comments:

  1. wow, kate! i just finished reading this and i GOTTA email you and tell you what i'm thinking and how inspired i am by it! :)

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  2. Really great article, Kate! Wishing you the best on really fun and rewarding future kid's book assignments!!

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  3. I love reading it too Kate!! Very honest and useful information too. I'm so happy you've found what you were looking for :o)

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  4. I'm looking forward to reading this... I'll be back. x

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  5. Kate, what a great article. This is something I struggle with now as my freelance illustrating is starting to take off. I appreciate your honesty and have really enjoyed looking through your blog. thank you for the inspiration!

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  6. Interesting article Kate. I would have thought you would find your style, and then figure out a way to make a living off of it.

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  7. Great essay, Kate! I like your three points about finding a style you enjoy, feels like you, and can be executed quickly. I've gone through the same thing as an artist who has changed styles repeatedly. My latest cartoon style has been an intentional evolution, and yes, I agree that there is great value in just drawing every day. I had the reverse problem though, instead of spending too much time on finished work, I never finished anything, haha.

    Congrats again on writing such a great article. (ps- I'll have a new comic up Monday for yah)

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  8. Outstanding Kate! Thanks for sharing with us!!!!

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  9. Great article and congratulations!

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  10. Hi Kate...that is an awesome article....I love reading about you and how you got to where you are today....I need to also look at my own style and get a better definition for it...

    you are such an inspiration and great help...I really loved your three questions and will be asking myslef these same questions...

    Thanks for the link and writing this....

    wonderful work as always my dear friend!

    Hugs
    Diana

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  11. Kate, I have missed seeing your beautiful art! I dropped my laptop on the hardwood floor and it was a total loss (argh!), so i've been out of the loop fpr a while i got a new computer. So I am on your blog again for the first time in about a month! I love so many of your new pieces! Do stop by my side of the 'hood on your next walk! Miss you!

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  12. What a terrific article, Kate. I really enjoyed reading it and think the way you evaluated your own methods will help others that are trying to develop a unique style for themselves as well.

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  13. Thanks for sharing this article! I think finding a 'style' is a problem we all go through (I know I have - and am!) it was nice to read your honest thoughts and process. Very inspiring!

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  14. Thanks so much Kate for sharing this, I really enjoyed reading it. When I see your name I immediately have an image of your style and it's beautiful, always. :)

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  15. kate!!! good for you for working so hard at this and for being so honest with yourself! thanks so much for sharing!!!!!!!
    teri

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  16. Great article! Very inspiring. As many of us are, I find myself struggling with finding my "voice." Your three points are terrific. Thank you so much for always being willing to share your insights and process. You rock!

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  17. Congratulations on your second published article, Kate! I enjoyed reading it and I am inspired to challenge myself more.

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  18. THanks for sharing this, Kate. It is a wonderful article. I hope you posted a link on your website so artists can read it and refer to it often.

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  19. Great article Kathleen! Love the Baby picture below, too.

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  20. Hey Kate, it has been a very interesting and thought-provoking journey watching you discover your style. I always appreciate your honesty and willingness to share so much of yourself here. You go gurl! I love the article!

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  21. Hi Kate-- Really interesting and helpful article. Glad you shared it! :-)

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  22. I wonder where I put my copy? I'll have to dig through the mess in my studio. Really well written and inspiring! You are so talented and blessed, and so are we for knowing you :)

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  23. Hi Kate...thanks for popping by...I often look forward to the day you and I will be sipping a latte together...hehehe...

    yeah what's up with this crazy heatwave...it is like 90 degrees out there....I was out earlier ...but now I am cooling off inside...

    hugs and have a wonderful weekend!!!

    Hugs
    Diana

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  24. Great article!!!
    It is so ispiring!
    Thanks for sharing your experience.
    Cata

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  25. Hi Kate, Congratulations on the wonderful article! It was great to read about how you found your style. Love your work!

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  26. awesome, congrats kate! will have a read!!

    a : )

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  27. Thank you for sharing your honest thoughts in the article. I am in the middle of the same journey and could identify with it a lot.
    So how long does ot take you to finish anillustration now? (more or less)
    Very useful information. Thanks!

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