What we learned about Loren as he spoke:
- He's won 4 Golden Kite Awards
- He acquired a large contusion on his bottom playing paintball in a TRUCKTWON jumpsuit
- He learned that illlustrators must take text and own it, make it their own
- The get into a project, his goal is one sketch on one day, then onto the next (how do you eat and elephant--one bite at a time)
- He uses acrylic paint, paiting thin with washes, building it up in layers.
- He used guache for his most recent book OTIS.
- It takes him 2 to 3 months to make th sketches for a book and to 6 months on the final art.
- He does 2 books a year, but it takes him a year and a half