Have you ever dreamed of having a picture book published? Would you like to learn how to illustrate children’s picture book characters? Why not join me for an Illustrating Animal Characters Workshop?”
We will explore a variety of techniques and mediums to create beautiful characters as we develop skills in gesture, movement, and emotion. We will study a variety of animals; llamas, chickens, rabbits to name a few and learn how to make them appealing, funny and child-centered. I will share examples of how to use emotion to create characters that leap off the page, with there mannerisms, playfulness and their daily little challenges that seem so big. We will learn how to make the viewer care. I will share a reading list of brilliant books as I mentor and coach you.
I have had books published with Tango and Macmillan Children’s Books and worked with Nosy Crow and HarperCollins. I have lectured at Derby University to their MA students on picture books and publishing. I have created over 30 books with schools, universities, colleges and art organizations, as well as storytelling on BBC One.
Hosted at the lovely Staden Grange Country House & Petting Farm near Buxton, places will be strictly limited to facilitate social distancing in line with current government guidance.