8-24-2014 10-57-51 PMWelcome! You’ll find art tips and tidbits here, lots of them, related to children’s book illustration.

My name is Mark Mitchell and I teach classes in watercolor painting and children’s book illustration at The Contemporary Austin Art School in Austin, Texas. I also teach through the vehicle of my online courseMake Your Marks and Splashes! and a subscription program, Guest Group Critiques. 

I’ve illustrated more than 20 books for young people and written and illustrated three. You’ll find a little more info about me in these couple of interviews – one by Austin chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) founder Meredith Davis and the other by Sylvia Liu,  co-founder and editor with Elaine Kiely Kearns of the KidLit 411 blog.

I hope that you enjoy the blog and that our paths cross again soon!

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