The Making of a Showcase Winning Portfolio

After many years of pursuing children’s illustration, SCBWI LA County member Eliza Wheeler was experiencing a lack of focus and direction in her work, despite her efforts to be more intentional in the way that she drew. But after winning the 2010 Mentorship Award at the LA Summer Conference, everything changed.penguin_deal_ewheeler721

Taking note of the feedback she was given by industry professionals and making deliberate, insightful changes to her portfolio led to a 2011 Portfolio Showcase Grand Prize WIN.

For the full story, including the feedback she received and her reasoning for the changes, before and after portfolio comparisons, and all the illustration inspiration you can handle, click here.

Eliza Wheeler, “Portfolio Comparison: What Made an SCBWI Winner,” Eliza Wheeler (blog), August 22, 2011,

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