101 Guide to Picture Books

Nina Rycroft, Picture Book Illustrator

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5 Videos (19m)
    • Introduction

      2:37
    • Understanding Character

      5:14
    • Understanding Setting

      4:37
    • Understanding Plot

      5:10
    • To Finish

      0:57

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 on character, setting and plot, by seeing the development of published titles from concept to finished art.

Use this class to:-

  • establish a decision making processes that will enhance your visually storytelling.
  • understand character, setting and plot and how these effect 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 re-fresh your illustration style.

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Its a great started to understanding the basics of picture book illustration and making. Looking forward to taking other classes by Nina!
Great class! Thanks!
Great class!
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Art & Fun! :)

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Nina Rycroft

Picture Book Illustrator

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Hi! I'm Nina Rycroft, a picture book illustrator. I worked as a graphic designer in Sydney and London before turning my hand to illustration, with my first picture book Little Platypus receiving a CBCA (Children's Book Council of Australia) Notable Book Award in 2000. Since then, I've had more than a dozen picture books published worldwide, winning some awards along the way.

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