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Join Book Illustration and hone your drawing skills - helping you to develop your own visual language. Gain an understanding of how you could develop your abilities as an illustrator and what is required in order to show a portfolio to a publisher.
You will explore materials, gain confidence in character development, layout and composition and understand the relationship between illustration and text. A talk from a practising illustrator will give you inspiration and insight into the current childrens book market.
A short demonstration on digital processes will introduce you to the possibilities of incorporating new working methods to your illustration practice. Throughout the course youll enjoy valuable one-on-one tuition as well as group feedback.
Past students have featured among the prize winners of the Macmillan Book Prize and the V&A Inspired By Competition.
Please bring an example of your favourite illustrator's work to the first session.
You will aim to complete a series of illustrations or have developed ideas and some sample artwork for a book.
Who should attend
Anyone interested in illustrating books, book jackets or children's picture books, who wants to take a drawing based course. Or anyone who is considering taking an Illustration MA or Illustration BA course.
For more information on Online Short Courses please see the below information.
Clear, easy to understand lessons:
Live interactive classrooms:
A certificate of completion:
All our online short courses include:
Please note that all courses are taught in UK time.
Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.
Online short course materials
To take part in the Online sessions you will need:
Course specific materials
Please source the following materials
Useful to have: