What I Learned When I Drew Pictures with Bob Shea
Over the weekend Bob Shea invited me to draw with him on Instagram Live. I was honored, but I also had a problem:
I never draw and talk at the same time.
I’m sort of a unitasker when it comes to drawing (or most things, really). Sure I can listen to music or a podcast or something while I do other stuff, but holding a conversation while making a picture? That sounds tricky.
But I learned that, after drawing and talking for a bit with Bob, it can be fun combination. We ended up talking about all sorts of stuff, and we both ended up with a bunch of pictures.
I have become a drawing while talking supporter. Thanks, Bob.
Bob Shea has an ongoing series where he draws with children’s book illustrators, including Ruth Chan, Laurie Keller, Sergio Ruzzier and more.
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Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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