#14DayPBChallenge Day 9 – How to Write a Picture Book Pitch

Your Assignment for Day 9 of the #14DayPBChallenge is to Write Sample Pitches for Your Picture Book. What Is A Picture Book Pitch? Writer’s Digest Distinguishes Between A Synopsis, A Pitch, and a Query. Here: What Is A Pitch? “…an explanation of your story in 3-8 sentences. It’s like the text you see on the back…

14-Day Picture Book Challenge Day 7 – Create a Text Dummy for Your Picture Book + A Look at A Variety of Different Types of Picture Books – Different Number of Pages – Different Pages to Begin the Text

Today, I have several objectives: I want you to know how to create a picture book text dummy. Unlike an illustrator’s dummy, a text dummy is for writers. It will help them edit and re-edit their books. It will also help them with their books’ pacing–helping them understand where the page breaks should fall. Above all…

Rabbit Sketch – Drawing Done in Procreate

Rabbit – Jacki Kellum  Procreate Drawing March 30, 2022 Step 1: I Outlined the Rabbit with Procreate Pencil 6B Step 2: I added some shading with Max’s Brush Sketchy Sarmento Step 3: I washed in some of the darker areas using some watercolor brushes Step  4: I added sketching details with both Pencil 6B and…

Some Great Tutorials for Drawing and Painting in Procreate

Daffodil – Jacki Kellum Sketch in Procreate – March 29, 2022 Off and on, I have been watching Procreate tutorials. Youtube is a great resource for adding to your understanding of how to create in Procreate, but I have also purchased several tutorials along the way. Polly’s Friend in Green – Insprired by Aveline Stokard…

Color Chart for Golden Acrylic Paints

Several people have asked me to offer a class about how I paint with acrylics, and most of those people are primarily impressed with how I use color. Today, I have begun putting that class together, and my first step is to show you most of the Golden acrylic paint colors and how I group…