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The Picture Book Illustration e-Course

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.

What People Are Saying:

“As a self-publisher, I’ve found the course has meant that the quality of my work has jumped significantly. It’s made the investment of time and money extremely worthwhile.”

Matt Glover