Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The 2012 Don Freeman Grant Recipients!

Don Freeman was a renowned illustrator and early supporter of SCBWI.  He established this award to help picture book artists further their training and work towards publication.

This year's Don Freeman Grant winner is Dan Moynihan!

A work from Dan's portfolio

Dan submitted a ten piece portfolio, and here's what the judges had to say:

"...I love the art. It's a nice range from humor to sweetness and I think he definitely has a bright future as an illustrator."
"I think he might be a great candidate for middle-grade novel interiors, especially for boys. He reminds me of Christine Davenier, and there's a real charm to his work."

And this year's runner up is Brooke Boynton Hughes!

A work from Brooke's porfolio

Brooke also submitted a ten piece portfolio, and here's what the judges had to say:

"Adorable art! Very sweet and some truly stand-out images."

"Her work looks professional! I like her draftsmanship and her use of space/perspective. She looks like she is ready to roll!"

Cheers to both Dan and Brooke!

And if YOU are an illustrator working to further your training and get your work published, consider entering your illustrations for the 2013 Don Freeman Grant.  Applications will start being accepted in January of 2013, and you can find out more here.

Illustrate and Write On,


Andrea Mack said...

These examples are both so lovely!

Joanna said...

yay. congrats to Dan and Brooke!