Did you know that, in the publishing industry, words come first, followed by art? The artist's challenge is to bring new dimensions to the writer's story—maybe humor or surprise, beautiful landscapes or unforgettable characters. The artist makes the story come alive, right before our very eyes. Magic!
So how do you even begin to illustrate a children's book? In this workshop, award-winning author, Linda Lowery, will make the journey fun and playful for you.
Linda will share her Ten Top Illustration Tips, including how to:
--Read the text for clues to length of book and style of art
--Plan story flow and word placement
--Make a storyboard and final dummy
--Divide a 32-page book into spreads, framed pages and vignettes
--Illustrate a surprise or turning point in a story
--Avoid common mistakes first-time artists might make
She'll also show you how Caldecott-winning artists Illustrated lines like these:
--"My friend Rabbit means well. But whatever he does, wherever he goes, trouble follows." (Eric Rohmann)
--"Of course, Olivia's not at all sleepy." (Ian Falconer)
--"He climbed to the top of a tree and looked out, wishing and hoping his friend would come. But no one came." (Dan Santat)
This workshop is part of Linda's ongoing “Creating Children’s Book” workshop series at Purple Crayon, but newcomers are always welcome!