SketchLook is an ongoing feature of the SCBWI Blog. It is a glimpse into the working process of artists, how we experiment, think through our ideas, stretch our imagination and observe the world. This is a glimpse at current work in progress, free doodles, rough drawings, and sketches from life. CLICK HERE to participate in SketchLook.


To get us started, we thought we'd give you a peek at our working drawings and sketchbooks:

Sarah Davis—I'm working on a book for Gecko Press, written by Juliette MacIver, called "That's Not A Hippopotamus!". For the first time I'm using an  A3 scrapbook to collect all my thoughts and scribblings. I really like this way of working, and it's great to have everything in one place and see how the ideas progress, so I think I might keep at it. Here you can see my attempts to develop all the characters - an entire class of schoolkids!

Marjorie Crosby-Fairall—I tend to use my sketchbook for "shorthand" notes and ideas while I'm thinking through a project. When I'm happy with a concept and rough layout I swap to separate sheets of paper which are often organised into notebooks. Unless I am working on a book, I usually develop the characters according to the requirements of the layout. 

A call-out for the next selection will be sent out in good time but members of SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand are invited to submit images at any time. Work should be scans or snapshots of sketchbook pages featuring sketches, drawings from life or working drawings. Up to five images, Jpeg format, 72 dpi, 750px width maximum. Kindly avoid overlaying text on images and other digital manipulation. CLICK HERE to submit images for SketchLook.