Welcome! You’ll find art tips and tidbits here, lots of tidbits related to children’s book illustration.
My name is Mark Mitchell and I teach classes in children’s book illustration (and children’s book style art-making) at the Contemporary Austin (Austin Museum of Art) Art School at Laguna Gloria in Austin, Texas. Online I instruct/report through my Make Your Marks and Splashes! video course and a subscription website, Guest Group Critiques.
If you’re looking for more info, you might enjoy a couple of interviews with me about what’s up here – this most recent one by my friend, writer Meredith Davis who founded the extraordinary Austin (Central Texas) chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI.) And this one from a few years ago by my writer friend Sylvia Liu, who is also the co-founder and editor, with Elaine Kiely Kearns of the wonderful resource blog KidLit 411.
I hope that you enjoy this blog and our paths cross again very soon.