Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Education Week


Illustration for an article in Education Week about the decline of the teaching profession and how policy makers can revive it. The process of revival outlined in the article involves an increased focus on Professional Capital--valuing high quality teachers and teaching. I wanted to put a positive spin on things and show the goal of the revival: a teacher growing and flourishing. I really like how this one came out (interesting environment, stylish lady? Yes please!), and as a teacher myself it was a really interesting article to read. Thanks to AD Vanessa Solis, who also happens to be a fellow MICA alum!

Sketches:

10 comments:

Wouter Bruneel said...

Wonderful!

Frank said...

You are a really great illustrator. I'm impressed by your skill and your work's sincere optimism.

Diana Toledano said...

I like your approach, this is a great illustration.
And yes, really stylish lady (I want her shoes!)

Erika Meza said...

Really well done- I love the subtlety of the flower concept...

Taryn said...

Oh my gosh- I love this! My favourite piece from you so far! The colours are amazing and that lady is so elegantly stylish.

Jori Bolton said...

This is fantastic! I love the colours and it's such a great composition!

Li-An said...

The flower concept is a very nice idea.

Key said...

Great illustration, it is simple and effective and such beautiful colors.

Florence Minowa said...

Hey Kali!
I've been a long time admirer of your work! Your Amtrak Children's Guidebook is among my favorites of your illustrations! And this recent illustration is nothing short of inspiring! Your whimsical drawings and delicious colors are always so lovely to look at! I'm curious but where can I find out about your work on sale? I'd love to purchase a poster!
-Flo

elizabeth said...

This illustration is stunning. Great color, composition, linework. And I'm looking forward to reading the accompanying article. Important stuff, this.