About Sarah LuAnn
Sarah LuAnn Perkins creates charming illustrations with a classic children's book vibe. Her work has an handmade printmaking look, so many are surprised to learn that her illustrations are created almost entirely on a computer. Steampunk, folk, and fairy tales are common sources of inspiration, though any good story will do. She enjoys creating work full of wit, wonder, and whimsy.
Sarah grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and received a BFA in illustration from Brigham Young University. She now lives in Upstate NY with her husband and two kids. She is a member of SCBWI, acting as the Illustration Coordinator for the Eastern NY region.
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Around the net--Interviews, Awards, Challenges, and Blogs
Society of Visual Storytelling Featured Student June 2019
Interview touches on creativity, process, and work-life balance.
#PBChat Featured Illustrator May 2019
#PBChat (picture book chat) takes place every Wednesday night on twitter.
Interview on my SCBWI NY 2019 Conference Experience
A friend who was preparing for her first SCBWI conference wanted to know more about what to expect.
Honorable Mention--Kidlit411 Banner Contest
my banner will be featured on the Kidlit411 website and Facebook Group in July 2019
2nd Place--Society of Visual Storytelling monthly illustration competition November 2018
the prompt was "Slow"
3rd Place--Society of Visual Storytelling monthly illustration competition February 2018
the prompt was "Octopus"
Limited Palette—Unlimited Storytelling Potential
Blog post for the 2018 Smart Dummies Challenge--a challenge for illustrators to complete an entire picture book dummy in one month.
SCBWI Bologna Book Fair Illustrators Showcase Shortlist
My entry, titled Chanticleer and the Fox, is an illustration for the Nun's Priest's Tale (one of Chaucer's Canterbury tales).