creator of children's comics
Teaching students to make art a habit
I'm a comic artist and freelance illustrator drawing and teaching in Destrehan, LA. I have an MFA in Sequential Art, and have been creating comics for 20 years. I've taught at colleges, community colleges, libraries, schools, conventions, art supply stores, home schools, and private art co-ops. So you know I've taught all different age groups, but teenagers are my favorite because they're just developing their unique voice as an artist.
My lessons are designed to be fun, build confidence, and teach the technical skills: composition, draftsmanship, color theory, and storytelling. I demonstrate to my students that through guided practice, anyone can draw! I plan my own lessons and produce all of the examples, demonstrations, and take-aways myself. Everything is catered to my teaching style and audience.
At Your Service
Artist and Illustrator
Creator of 7” Kara Vol. 1, Vol. 2, and Lilliputian Living. Her work has been featured in anthologies such as Once Upon a Time, Chainmail Bikini, and 1001 Knights.
MFA in Sequential Art
2013 MFA in Sequential Art from SCAD: The University of Creative Careers
2009 BA in Fine Arts with Hypermedia concentration from University of New Orleans
Taught comic craft, zine creation, and draftsmanship at college, high school, and middle school, community education courses, private classes, and public libraries.
Recorded thousands of art videos on Becca Hillburn: Watercolor, Markers, & Comics and written hundreds of blogs at Nattosoup, art and process blog on art supplies, reviews, convention recaps, technique tutorials, and general tips.