Sunday, May 23, 2010

Ballerina from class with Mark Mitchell at Laguna Gloria (AMOA)

Last month, I took my first illustration class (Intermediate Illustration) at Laguna Gloria. The class was taught by Mark Mitchell, and he is a wonderful artist and art teacher. I don't want to go into specifics about what I learned from the art class, because I don't want to infringe on Mark's intellectual property, but I will say that I learned great information about color, image placement, watercolor materials and how to evaluate my work. Mark was incredibly patient and a wonderful teacher, and I enjoyed hanging out with the other students in the class. Overall, I give the class 2 thumbs up and I can't wait to take the fall illustration class!

I try to draw every night, and the ballerina is a drawing from my sketchbook that I painted during the class. This is my 3rd original watercolor.


  1. Angel, love your blog, your art is so fantastic. I was in art class with you with Mark, agree he's the best!
    I have started a blog too and will send around the link shortly when I get it more set up.
    I love Evil Cupcakes.

  2. Hi Angel,
    I'm glad I dropped into your blog via IF. I'm also an aspiring illustrator and have been thinking about enrolling for Mark Mitchell's online art course "How to be a children's book illustrator". I would love to hear your thoughts on Mark's art class. Thanks in advance.