I’ve been busy updating my portfolio for the upcoming LA SCBWI conference. Instead of creating all new work (I’m doing that, too), I thought I’d rework some older pieces using my new understanding of composition, light and color. (If you’re interested in learning more about that, I highly recommend taking on-line courses here: http://svslearn.com/) I’m also exploring neutral color palettes, mostly as a way of pushing myself to try new things. I’m kind of a bright color junkie. Anyway, here’s a before/after of one of those pieces I’ve reworked: