Illustrating Children's Books
In this course students explore the steps involved in illustrating a children's book. Through hands-on assignments, lectures, and critiques, students examine aesthetic and technical aspects including text analysis, concept development, character studies, and story boarding. Students create illustrations that harmonize with the text, produce a rough dummy, and create three pieces of full color, resolved illustrations. Also covers how to submit artwork and/or book proposals to art directors and editors, how to market your work and what you can expect in a publishing contract. Suitable for beginning to advanced artistic skills.
First class materials: Note-taking materials. Also, please bring any rough sketches you would like to discuss, as well as a children's book, which has caught your fancy!
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