101 Guide to Picture Books | Nina Rycroft | Skillshare

101 Guide to Picture Books

Nina Rycroft, Picture Book Illustrator

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5 Lessons (19m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:37
    • 2. Understanding Character

      5:14
    • 3. Understanding Setting

      4:37
    • 4. Understanding Plot

      5:10
    • 5. To Finish

      0:57
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About This Class

What does an illustrator need to consider before starting work on a picture book?

From thumbnail sketches, character design, storyboarding to the final artwork, Nina uses her picture book titles to visually explain the process that she uses to develop ideas for a story.

Gain an in-depth understanding of character, setting and plot, by seeing the development of published titles from concept to finished art.

Use this class to ...

  • establish a decision-making process that will enhance your visual storytelling.
  • understand character, setting and plot and how these affect your visual storytelling.
  • Learn the art picture books from concept through to final artwork.

This class is for illustrators, budding artists, readers and writers, basically anyone interested in the process of creating a picture book.

With more than a dozen picture books published world-wide my character development series teaches every aspect of character design. Whether you’re thinking about self-publishing, designing a one-off character for a project or illustrating a publication. Work your way up through all of my classes for support, inspiration and to up-skill or refresh your illustration style.

Interested in character design? 

Below is my series of Skillshare classes that walk you through the entire process of how to illustrate a character from start to finish. Use this series to either brush-up on a particular skill or work your way through, for a comprehensive guide.

Nina's Skillshare Character Design Series

  1. Face Facts: Beginners Guide to Drawing a Self Portrait
  2. Face Shapes: Draw a Series of Character Using Simple Shapes 
  3. 101 Guide to Drawing Eyes
  4. Emoji Me: The art of Facial Expression
  5. How to Draw the Head From Every Angle: Part One
  6. How to Draw the Head From Every Angle: Part Two
  7. How to Draw the Head From Every Angle: Part Three
  8. Draw a Circus of Characters: Exploring Body Shape and Proportion
  9. Draw a Circus of Movement: Simple Techniques to Bring Characters to Life
  10. Draw a Circus of Line & Gesture: Design a Picture Book Character From Start to Finish
  11. Watercolor Magic: One Character Five Ways
  12. Illustration Masterclass - Exploring Technique and Style
  13. Learn to Use Procreate: Design and Illustrate a Bear Character

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