SCBWI Illustrator Retreat


Last weekend, I attended an illustration retreat at the Dumas Bay Centre in Federal Way, Washington. Organized by the SCBWI chapters from Western Washington and Oregon, the retreat was a weekend filled with delightfully challenging workshops led by Kelly Murphy and Sergio Ruzzier.

In addition to the great faculty, it was energizing and inspiring to be surrounded by the sixty or so other illustrators who attended. It was an incredible weekend and I feel honored to have had the chance to go. The fun of the retreat is over, but I'm excited to return to my troll hole and continue drawing and experimenting.





Here are a few paintings from one Kelly Murphy's workshops, which involved experimenting with color palettes.





Here are a few drawings from Sergio Ruzzier's workshops, which involved lots of inking and thinking.



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