Author-illustrators Jeff Crosby and Shelley Ann Jackson
Jeff and Shelley have MFAs from the School of Visual Arts and have illustrated (and written) children’s books together.
Their book Harness Horses: Bucking Broncos and Pit Ponies: a History of Horse Breeds (Tundra Press) will be out this October and Jeff’s hilarious picture book, Wiener Wolf (Hyperion) will be released in July.
Mark Mitchell who hosts this website visited with them recently.
In this four minute clip from the interview, Jeff shares a painting tip and a few pages from his sketchbook.
In the candid 90 minute video interview they revealed so much about their working processes and the life and craft of children’s book illustrators.
The 2013 version of Make Your Splashes – Make Your Marks! online course features the full 70 minute interview and new video visits every month with professional children’s book illustrators. Because sometimes you can learn more from a conversation than you can from a semester of lessons.
What a treat! Thanks for posting Mark.
great stuff !
He’s a prodigious draftsman….and I’d never have thought it possible to obtain such a fine, finished look in acrylic.
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