New thing! We want to showcase your art

We are excited to announce the new featured student gallery!

Starting today we are going to begin featuring the work of our students, and alumni on the homepage. The new gallery is already up. Go check it out

We'll be featuring new work in our student gallery every week, and posting Q&As with our featured students and alumni a couple times a month.

To help us find new work to feature every month we are asking anyone who is interested to share a couple of their best images on a monthly Forum post (the post will be titled Featured Students). Make sure to share your image during the first 10 days of the month to be considered for the following month. Also, make sure your images are at least 800 pixels on the shortest side and do not exceed 1mb in size. 

Work will be selected based off of how well the work uses the following:

Concept: how well does your illustration convey a clear concept. Is it a unique approach? Does it make me want to know more about what is happening in the illustration?

Technique: How is the composition working? Does it have good use of lighting, rendering, mark making, etc.? Does the technique compliment the concept?

To start with we are featuring the following 4 artists:


Simona Ceccarelli


instagram: @simona.ceccarelli

YouTube interview on how she landed her first picture book:


Laurel Aylesworth


Instagram: @laurelaylesworth


Braden Hallett


instagram: @bradenhallett


Vanessa Matte


Instagram: @ness.draws

We are super excited to start sharing your amazing work!