New England SCBWI Conference

Don’t forget, registration opens today for the New England Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators conference begin held in Fitchburg, MA on May 13, 14 and 15th. I’m so excited that this awesome conference is practically in my own backyard.

I’ll be there all weekend. And on Sunday, I have the privilege of giving a two hour presentation with my friend, and very talented illustrator Carlyn Beccia entitled, “Digital Painting Duels.” If you are familiar with Carlyn and her work, you know that she loves Corel Painter. I, on the other hand, am a Photoshop kind of gal.

Of course, we could spend the two hours fighting over which platform is the best. Which would be silly, because we all know Photoshop is WAY better. But seriously, both software packages have there own strengths and weaknesses, which is what we will be exploring during the course of our talk. Hopefully the audience will walk away with a better appreciation for both tools, as well as a few new tips and techniques they can take back to the studio with them. By the way, does anyone know where I can get a Photoshop t-shirt to wear?