Masterclass: Rough Out a Mini Picture Book

Learn the secrets of illustrating a picture book and make a rough mini book of your own.
Claire will explain how to tell a simple story with dynamic pictures, showing students how she went about illustrating The Snowbear by Sean Taylor. Students will learn how to pace their story well, build drama and how best to layout pages that children will be compelled to turn.

Using a simple given poem, you’ll create your own 16-page thumbnail storyboard which can be transformed into a mini book dummy. You will also learn more about Claire’s own work and find out how to present ideas to publishers.

 

Masterclass: Creating Compelling Picture Book Characters

Discover what makes for successful picture book characters, before creating your own with guidance from author/illustrator Claire Alexander.Spend time analysing and discussing contemporary picture book characters, considering what might make them appealing to children, adults and publishers and why.

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You’ll learn how to write a character study and collage your character into a colourful vignette. You will also learn more about Claire’s own work and find out how to present ideas to publishers.

 

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