SCBWI DrawThis (derived from Creative Composition class)

  • I really love the Creative Comp class here at SVS. Thumbnailing my compositions (especially with value) has been most helpful. Since I liked how my thumbnail turned out from Will's prompt (regarding Amanda's long walk to the school bus from her house on the first day of school), I always wanted to take it to finish. Since it worked so well with SCBWI's May prompt "Arrival," I got to do just that.

    It was due today, so it's all turned in. But I welcome any feedback. Thanks!


  • SVS OG

    Very nice illustration. I love the pattern on the wall paper. I just joined the SCBWI today. I couldn't find where this prompt contest was? Any suggestions for a new member as far as the resources available or other contests or anything else I should know?

  • Really, really nice illustration! Love the muted color palette and the expression on the girl face!

  • Thanks, both of you!

    evilrobot, I don't think you'll regret joining SCBWI. Almost every month they send out an email called Insight with various articles and interviews (this is different from their quarterly magazine you'll receive in the mail). Within Insight is a contest called DrawThis, featuring two winners (no special prize; just exposure) and a link to all the other submissions. Each month introduces a new prompt word for the following month, always due the 20th. If you Google "SCBWI Insight," it'll take you to the page with links to past issues to give you a better idea of what Insight is and links to submission guidelines for DrawThis.

    Also, on SCBWI's website, there's a dropdown menu featuring other contests they hold throughout the year. There aren't a ton, but it definitely gives you something to work toward like SVS. Good luck and don't hesitate to ask any other questions you have.

  • Lovely picture x

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