One of the things I do during my school visits is have a child from the audience pose for me. I ask the student to act as if he or she is fighting a battle, and then I give them props and costume. This is probably the most fun part of my visit. I then use the child as a model while the audience watches me draw. When doing this, I stress the idea of looking at something while drawing it, and that even a professional such as myself might make a mistake.
Also during my visit I talk about the writing process, and how I don’t just write my stories once, but I write them “again, and again, and again…” to make sure that they are as good as they can be. And when I’m done with all of that writing, I feel like the guy on the screen in the last photo.
Thanks to Arielle Goldstein for the great photos. You can read Arielle's blog here TechnicallyLibrarian