Our first Southern Breeze Sketch Book Event!

Awesome illustrator, Michael Allen Austin, organized our very first SCBWI Southern Breeze Sketch Book Event which took place on Saturday at the Oakland Cemetery.
     He framed this event around Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book and created some truly fun prompts to get our creative gears turning.
     About 12 of us met at the historic cemetery at 10:00am, then we drew whatever we felt like for the first half hour. It was hard to choose what to draw. The cemetery is famous for being home to the resting place for Margaret Mitchell (Gone With the Wind)

other famous Georgians, and beautiful mausoleums.

     Next Michael gave us some prompts. My favorite was "find an unusual name and draw the character that comes to mind." We didn't have to go far!

     Here are Mark Braught and Michael being goofy:

     Afterwards, we headed across the street for seafood at the appropriately named...

     The event was a great success, Michael thought of everything (even bottled water), and we're all eager for our next event! THANK YOU Michael!

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