Learn what an illustrator needs to consider before starting work on a picture book. From thumbnail sketches, character design, storyboarding to the final artwork, I use my published titles to visually explain the process that I use to develop illustrations for a story.
Learn simple techniques that will bring your character to life. Explore body posture, forward motion, learning how to apply any pose to your character.
Learn how to design and draw a picture book character from start to finish. Learn how to transform ideas and lists into a character map, then draw your character in multiple poses using line and gesture.
Learn how to draw the head from every angle, drawing the basic structure then adding in more detail. Draw the front and side view of your character, then draw the head rotating.
Try your hand at 8 different illustration techniques and styles. Comprehensive instructions, printouts and a BONUS video showing how to transform your illustrations into a personalised gift card.
Duration: 1hr 31mins
Learn how to draw a series of the round, square, rectangular, down-turned, leaf and almond shaped eyes. Explore the shape, size and placement of the eyes on the face and see how this can dramatically change the look of your character.
Learn how to draw your characters head from every angle, while creating valuable reference for any picture book project. See how to layer-in facial expression to bring your character to life.
Explore and draw faces using nine different shapes. See how some shapes are more successful than others when trying to depict a specific age, gender or personality type.