Monday, February 15, 2016

NY16 SCBWI Journal

The SCBWI Winter Conference just concluded. Here's a page from my sketchbook:

Just a note: I like to exaggerate proportions

Bill Joyce spoke on Friday at the Illustrator's Intensive and kicked off the main conference Saturday morning. I've always loved his books; they take you on grand adventures! 

One of my favorite quotes was when he was telling about his art school teachers trying to push him into abstract art. He said something to the effect of "I was into abstract art at age 3—I'm ready to move on."

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


Here's a bunch of sketchbook drawings. Done in a combo of ink, wash, and water-soluble colored pencil (over blue colored pencil).

©2016 David Opie
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© 2016 David Opie

© 2016 David Opie

© 2016 David Opie