How to use your sketchbook practice to help find your illustration style

A big part of being a children’s picture book illustrator is having the ability to draw well and being able to capture a character (or visual story) in your own unique ‘voice’. I’ve been illustrating picture books since 2000 and with more than a dozen publications...

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The Tribe Has Spoken

What did they (the Treehouse Tribe) say about the Picture Book Illustration e-Course?

I live and work in a tree house on the edge of a reserve here in Auckland, and while I’d love have you all over it’s a little difficult with the Treehouse Tribe spread all over the globe, the best I...

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The magic of Line and Gesture

I absolutely love this topic, as I find gesture is one of the most exciting things about illustrating a story. Whether it’s subtle and heartfelt or loud and expressive, gesture is what brings a character to life.

As an illustrator, non-verbal communication is essential to telling...

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Learn Simple Techniques to Bring your Characters to Life

Uncategorized May 30, 2017

I can’t tell you just how proud I am of my new Skillshare class, second in a three-part series, Body Works Part Two – Draw a Circus of Movement has by far been the most challenging to date. A labour of love, in just over 50-minutes, I share simple techniques that are...

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12 classes that walk you through the process of how to illustrate a picture book character

Below, I’ve listed my series of Skillshare classes in the sequence that I use when I develop any kind of character. From designing the face and head all the way through to deciding on illustration technique and style. Whether you’re new to illustration or a seasoned artist,...

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