Join me on the self-paced e-Course and participate with the community as we go through this exciting 8-week journey together.
The self-paced 8 week e-Course kicks off on August 27 – October 15 with weekly live feeds and now comes with an 84-page workbook.
By the end of this course, you’ll have the tools and resources to expand ideas, design characters, develop storyboards with the confidence and skillset to work as a children’s picture book illustrator.
Week 1 you will write your illustration plan and join the online community. You will also get familiar with the picture book market while learning the physical mechanics of a picture book from layout, format and the things that you need to consider before starting work on your story.
Week 2 explores character, considering age, size and proportion, groups, experimenting with animal, anthropomorphic and human possibilities and learning how to keep out of the uncanny-valley.
Week 3 is designing character maps using wire-frame techniques.
Week 4 is all about thumbnails, and how the story arc, page-breaks affect the pace, rhythm and flow of your story.
Week 5 you will work in a larger storyboard format, considering page layout and proportions, text and image placement and adding detail to character and setting.
Week 6 you will learn how to make a dummy book.
Week 7 you will learn how to set up master guides for your final illustration, and explore illustration techniques using sample sheets.
Week 8 is all about ‘What next?’, getting your work out there, your portfolio, gathering support, submitting work, self publishing and money.