Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • A message from your instructor

    • What is a picture book?

    • Homework review

  • 2

    Let's get started!

    • Print Jargon

    • Illustration Mediums for Kids LIt Creators

    • Working with the Manuscript

    • The ART of Thumbnailing Part 1

    • The Art of Thumbnailing Part 2

    • 32 page layout

    • Creating your Character

    • Let's create a tadpole!

    • Character creation - break the steryotypes

    • Using Reference Pt 1

    • Using References Pt 2

    • Composition, Contrast and rule of 3rds

    • The Cover Art

  • 3

    Let's Put it all together

    • Week 1-Setup and thumbnails

    • Week 2 - Character sheet

    • Week 3 - Compositions and Linework

    • Week 4 - Colour Palette and fist pass

    • Week 5 - Clean up and final pass

    • Week 6 - Typography and Word Art

    • Week 7- The Cover

    • Week 8 - Getting ready for Print

  • 4

    Next Steps...

    • A word on Portfolios

    • Where to go from here?

    • Resources