Author and illustrator Brian Biggs recently visited Penn Wynne Elementary School as he spoke with students about his life and work as an artist, the creative process and more during a fun-filled and educational assembly.
Throughout his presentation, Biggs talked a lot about where he finds inspiration for his work and how this inspiration can come from a variety of places. Ideas for illustrations or stories can be inspired by the things around you – family members, pets, friends or experiences – and do not necessarily have to be fantastical or magical. Biggs exhibited a sampling of some of his favorite illustrations, explained where the respective ideas for each originated and how they were created and ultimately realized on the page. He then showed a time-lapse video demonstrating the actual process of creating one of his incredible illustrations from the initial sketches through the final product. To view a slideshow of pictures from throughout the presentation, click on the image below.