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Join the Free Character Design Mini-Course

Character Design Competition

This 20-min course will give you a jump-start in Nina's Character Design Competition, where you'll be illustrating and sharing your picture book character for a chance to win.

It will also give you an insight into Nina's more comprehensive self-paced 8-week Picture Book Illustration e-Course.

The challenge

Illustrate a picture book character inspired by 5-year old Ben Whittacker-Cook and share it with Ben and Nina on Instagram. 


  • Nina will be offering either a free spot on PBIC or a 1-hour 1:1 illustration mentoring session (valued at $200)

  • Ben will be offering his writers magic to your illustration bio

  • The winners will be announced on August 10 via email 

More about the Character Design Mini-Course 

What's on the Mini-Course? The 20-minute Mini-Course walks you through the following aspects of creating a character:

  • Discovery
  • Design
  • Draw

What tools will help me along the way? Pencil, paper and any art supplies that you want to use to illustrate your Ben inspired picture book character (this can include an iPad & Apple Pencil).

You'll get access to two worksheets (once you're signed up),
these include...

  • Discover Your Picture Book Character worksheet 
  • Design and Draw Your Picture Book Character worksheet 


Please note: you will need to sign-up to this FREE mini-course (using the form on the right) to be in the competition draw.