Jessica Lanan
Essays
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Tools for Plein Air

Are you interested in doing more painting and sketching outside? Read on for a list of all the stuff I keep in my sketch bag and my larger watercolor and oil painting plein air setups.

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Resources for Beginners (And Everyone Else Too)

My favorite reference books and a host of other resources for aspiring authors and illustrators or anyone who wants to learn more about art and the children's publishing industry.