Category Archives: Real Life Adventures of an Illustrator

Sleepy San Francisco Squirrel

Sleepy San Francisco Squirrel

Summary: An illustration based on a recent trip to my old stomping grounds, San Francisco. The illustration MFA program that I am enrolled in is great and has us traveling around the country for different contact periods throughout the year. We meet three times a year, spring and fall, and we always go to Hartford Univeristy in Connecticut inContinue Reading

Inspiration in a Surprising Way

Inspiration in a Surprising Way

Summary: During three different school visits, I shared my work and talked books with 3rd graders. In the process I found joyful surprises on many different levels. I have been on the road quite a bit during February and March, visiting the Salinas School District on three different occasions to share my work and talkContinue Reading

5 Days in LA; Lessons from the 2012 SCBWI Conference

5 Days in LA; Lessons from the 2012 SCBWI Conference

Summary: Upon returning home from the Summer SCBWI International conference. My mind is totally a-washed with good ideas and information that is keeping me jazzed. In this post, “Who’s Bryan Collier anyway?!” Now, there’s no way that I could possibly cram a whole experience into a blog post, well there is but nobody wants to read theContinue Reading

Watercolor Process