Loraine Joyner is the former senior art director of the Atlanta, GA. based Peachtree Publishers, which specializes in children's picture books and YA and Middle Grade fiction and nonfiction.
Many of the more than 300 books she has art directed have received awards and critical acclaim, including recently 14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy and illustrated by Thomas Gonzales, which became a New York Times bestseller.
As the February and March Group Critiques guest instructor, Loraine originally offered a two-part assignment for us.
The deadline for submitting Part B of the assignment (Hans Christian Andersen spot art rough sketch) has been extended to Sunday night, March 20.
Loraine's critique for Part B will stream live beginning at 8 p.m. (U.S. Central Time) on Thursday, March 24.
To re-state from Loraine's video above, Part B is to submit a rough sketch (in any medium) for a piece of spot art that features a character interacting within one of the Hans Christian Andersen tales that Loraine specifies (or you can choose your own Andersen story.) Because it is spot art, your rough should be of a 'lowercase' scene, something small, perhaps a transitional moment between two larger story scenes, though it still needs to show a character engaged in some way.
Upload your sketch to the Thursday, March 24 critique shared folder here.
Of course you're welcome to just attend and watch– lurk and learn is acceptable!
And as long as you meet Loraine's March 20 deadline, you're welcome to upload your Part B assignment for Loraine even though you can't make the live event!
You'll receive access to the replay, of course.