Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Illustrators Day 2022

Date(s) - 03/26/2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Two Intensive Workshops on Digital Art Techniques

Registration for this event is closed.

9:00am – 12:00pm: Procreate
1:00pm – 3:00pm: Photoshop
Sign up for one or both workshops and improve your digital skills with Digital Arts Professor Laura-Susan Thomas.

Learn the tools, special techniques (fur! lighting!), and a workflow process for each of these applications from experienced digital artist and instructor, Laura-Susan Thomas. Files will be provided ahead of time to use during the workshop, but more advanced students may bring their own files to use for technique practice. Procreate and Photoshop each have their own look and feel, so the demo files provided will be similar, to illustrate how your work may differ slightly between these programs. There will be plenty of time for Q & A and a handout provided at the end of the session.

These interactive workshops are geared toward artists with intermediate experience, but beginners are welcome.

Recordings will be available to the attendees of each workshop for review for a limited time afterwards.

Procreate Workshop: $25 (Sold out)
Photoshop Workshop: $25

About Laura-Susan Thomas

After earning a BFA in Fine Arts and Illustration, Laura-Susan Thomas worked for many years as an Illustrator and Designer for Walt Disney Imagineering on such projects as Euro Disney, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Tokyo Disney Seas. She has worked on several children books, as well as illustrated for the LA Times Kids Reading Room and Babybug Magazine. In addition to illustration projects, she works at Allan Hancock College as a Fine Arts instructor and Gallery Director at the Ann Foxworthy Gallery. She is a member of A Digital Arts Group in San Luis Obispo, and a longtime member of the SCBWI, currently serving on the board in the CenCal region as one of their Illustrator Coordinators.

“Digital arts is a passion alongside my traditional work. When it comes to art and life in general, I try to see the joy, the color, play and embrace the kid in myself. In my painting and fine art. I LOVE experimenting with color. My philosophy is, paint the world the way you want to see it! Turquoise shadows and all. I am not shy about bright colors and characters and prefer creatures and fantastical beasts. Growing up as a nerdy girl, I am still in love with comic arts, whimsy and sci-fi.”

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There will be no refunds for this event.