|My drawing following David's guidelines|
David then showed examples from his many books, showing how he had used this method for his own illustrations. It was a delight to meet David and gain some insight into his own creative process and to see him teach art to children.
David Diaz has illustrated more than forty books for children. He won the Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in Smoky Night by Eve Bunting. With author Amy Novesky he will be receiving the 2011 FOCAL Award for their book Me, Frida. FOCAL is the Friends support group of the Los Angeles Public Library. The award luncheon will be held January 28, 2012. Go to the FOCAL site for more information.