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Writers & Illustrators of the Future Workshop – Day 4

Another busy, informative day of workshops including today’s guest speakers Brandon Sanderson, Mike Resnik, Jody Lynn Nye and Larry Elmore.

Writers & Illustrators of the Future Workshop – Day 3

Busy day for both Workshops. The writers finished their 24-hour stories and then there was the Big Reveal–where the authors see the illustration for their story for the first time. The pictures tell the story.

Writers & Illustrators of the Future Workshop – Day 2

Today is the first full day of both the Writers & Illustrators of the Future Workshop. Get the behind-the-scenes scoop on what went down here.

Dragon Con 2017 – Day 3

We are now over the halfway mark for the Atlanta Dragon Con and things are still going at high speed.

How to create an award-winning illustration

How does one actually create an award-winning illustration? Illustrators of the Future judges include some of the most famous illustrators of the 20 and 21st centuries—and are not easy to impress.

Spotlight on artist Michael Michera

Michael Michera is a self-taught artist who found out about L. Ron Hubbard’s Illustrators of the Future Contest quite accidentally from a friend who then persuaded him to enter. That accidental encounter resulted in Michael winning the grand prize.

Writers & Illustrators Workshop Wrap-Up

At the beginning of the week, I had said that this was a contest like no other and that remains true today, as this is the largest on-going contest for Writers and Illustrators in Science Fiction and Fantasy. In 2013 I was a winner in Volume 29, it was my first entry and I…

Writers & Illustrators of the Future Awards Event 2017

Guest blogger, Ron Collins, writes about what it was like on the day of the achievement awards ceremony for 2017. It was held at the Wilshire Ebell Club Theatre, an amazingly cool place, and the excitement built up through the day.

Illustrators of the Future Workshop 2017 – Day 5

Day 5. Portfolio day. The winners have been through the gauntlet. They pushed through their assignments and have the tools to succeed. Larry Elmore started the day giving his advice to the winners. Listening to him is a special treat with his amazing wealth of experience. He spoke about how technology has influenced his work […]

Illustrators of the Future Workshop 2017 – Day 4

On Day 4 it was another early morning. The artists had been working throughout the night and into this morning. The drive and passion of the winners has been an inspiring part of this year’s seminar. We had an awesome lecture from Maria Ragusa-Burfield, owner and founder of Altpick. A Professional Portfolio site for artists. […]