Browse Entries:
All Posts

Friday Fan Art

October 15, 2010

Brian, 14, from California sent me these wonderful reproductions from Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide. Check them out:

You may think that reproducing, or copying, another artist is cheating but I feel it is the greatest way to learn how to do something. I copied many illustrations as kid and occasionally still do to this day. In time, one learns to create their own forms and lines from the practice of reproducing others work. Keep at it Brian, I predict a great artistic future for you.

Back to main news page

Never Abandon Imagination Tony DiTerlizzi: Never abandon imagination.

Imagination is a world of possibility that exists within each of us. It is what makes us uniquely human. It is our creative fingerprint that touches and influences the world around us. Imagination is essential to art and science; to innovation and prosperity. It gives us hope, calls us to action and leads to change.

Whether it’s fairies, dragons, robots or aliens, all of my children’s book characters are siblings born of my imagination – an imagination strengthened through years of encouragement from family, teachers and friends. While so many others abandoned it during their transition from childhood to adulthood, I fiercely held onto mine, hoping for a day when I could share it to inspire the next generation of dreamers. Innovators. World changers.

Imagination empowers us to envision and create a reality of what could be. We must hold it dear, foster it and never abandon it.