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
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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 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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Dipping my toe in the water... this is a useful starting point, thank you Nina.
Absolutely recommend this class. Nina scores again! Though brief, this course is very to the point with lot's of wonderful examples of how the illustrations are paramount to and join with the story telling process to create a cohesive and poignant book. Very inspiring.
Great class - lots of important information on the book illustration process.

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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 book...

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