SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

PAL Presentation: Kristi Valiant

Date/Time
Date(s) - 07/17/2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Digital Illustration Has Come a Long Way!

Date & Time:
Saturday, July 17th, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EDT

Description:
Kristi creates her illustrations from sketch to finish on her computer, but some of her art directors and editors don’t realize it. During this session, you’ll learn ways to mimic traditional media in Adobe Photoshop. Kristi will also demonstrate her technique in Adobe Illustrator for drawing black & white realistic line drawings for educational work. All without the hazard of knocking dirty painting water over. Kristi will also throw in a few tips for catching the eyes of editors and art directors online.

Registration opens December 1, 2020.

Co-RAs Diane Bradley-Kantor and Teresa Robeson are excited to offer a series of four webinars given by our region’s talented PAL members. These webinars are offered free of charge to all SCBWI members and with a small fee of $10 for non-members.

Our former RA and PAL author-illustrator member, Kristi Valiant, is our presenter for July:

Kristi has illustrated over 50 children’s books and was the Indiana SCBWI Regional Advisor for four years. She’s published by many of the largest publishing companies, and her books have received many honors including a Starred Review from School Library Journal, the APALA Picture Book Award, Bank Street Best Children’s Books of the Year, and The Cooperative Children’s Book Center top children’s book picks. Kristi lives and dances in Evansville with her husband and two daughters. Please check out her books and illustrations at www.kristivaliant.com

 


 

EXTRA! Critiques available:

Kristi is offering written critiques of portfolios at $45 each. If you would like to purchase a critique, you need to do so at the time of registration though you don’t have to send it until June 25, 2021. They will be completed and returned to you by the date of the webinar.

Please send 8-12 illustrations in a single PDF to Diane Bradley-Kantor (indiana-ra@scbwi.org) as an attachment in an email by June 25, 2021. Label your PDF with your first and last name, and be sure to put “Kristi Valiant critique” in your email subject line.

 



Cancellation Policy & Trouble-Shooting
:

Since this is an online event with a recording available for one month afterwards to watch at your own pace, there will not be any refunds issued.

Please add indiana-ra@scbwi.org and indiana-ra2@scbwi.org to your email contact list. Webinar invites and recordings are sent through the SCBWI email system. Sometimes they are blocked by filters. Send us an email if you do not receive your links by the dates below.

* Your link to join the live webinar will be sent by 6:00 p.m. EST before the webinar (July 16, 2021).

* The recording will be sent to all registered participants a couple of days after the conference (July 20, 2021) and will be available for re-watching for 30 days.

If you encounter any problems during your registration process for this event or have any other questions, contact Diane Bradley-Kantor, indiana-ra@scbwi.org or Teresa Robeson, indiana-ra2@scbwi.org and we will be happy to assist you.

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