Illustrator's Day 2017

Illustrator's Day is an SCBWI event being held in San Francisco this September 17th. Caldecott winner Dan Santat and the wonderful Julie Downing will be in attendance. Illustration prompts are made available to attendees so we can bring in work to show and receive critiques.

Here are the instructions as posted on the event homepage:

For this year's optional assignment, David Caplan has presented two quotes to choose from to illustrate over 3, double-page spreads; 2 sketches and 1 finish. 

The quotes are:
“You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” – Albert Einstein

And here are my submissions: