Spring Making

Posted on Apr 3, 2018 in Craftsy, Demos, Illustration

We’re slowly awakening from our long winter slumber. This time of year is always especially motivating for me and I’m sure it is for most creative people. Here are a few classes over at Craftsy that might help fertilize those ambitions! Enjoy! The Art of the Picture Book Sketchbooks: Drawing the Everydayfrom: Craftsy Drawing Essentials: […]

How Do I Get Published?

Posted on Mar 8, 2015 in Advice, Craftsy

This is a post I did a couple of years ago. I wanted to repost for those who are new to publishing and my blog: One of my facebook friends sent this message to me yesterday: Hey Shadra! Hope you are well. I wrote a book a few years ago and am interested in trying […]

Fun New Classes!

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 in Art, Education, Illustration
Fun New Classes!

Hi everyone, Craftsy is offering two new exciting classes this fall.¬†Sketchbooks: Drawing the Everyday, and Sketching for Concept Art. Both classes are illustration oriented and offer tips and tricks that you may not have thought of on your own. Again, Craftsy classes are appropriate for all age levels and all art levels. You are never […]

We’re nearing 500!

Posted on Apr 21, 2014 in Art, Contest, Craftsy

I am crawling over the finish line with my next book, Sunday Shopping, written by Sally Derby, to be published by Lee & Low Books! It has been a loooooooong haul with this one, with a few stops and starts in between, but I am almost done. In Craftsy news, today my class was voted […]

Show me your stories!

Posted on Mar 7, 2014 in Contest, Craftsy

It’s finally here! A few months ago I flew out to Denver and joined Craftsy.com, an online learning community, to share my knowledge and love of picture book making. My class, The Art of the Picture Book, will be available online on March 18th! To celebrate the release date, I am giving away a free […]

Out with the old…

Posted on Jan 19, 2014 in Books, Illustration, living the dream, Uncategorized

Happy New Year! I can hardly believe how deep we are into 2014 already. Twenty thirteen was a stressful and exhausting year for me, but I am since renewed with the onset of a new year filled with possibilities and reaping the fruits of last year’s labor. ¬†Great things are on the horizon. I just […]