How to Illustrate a Children's Picture Book Part One: Character Design

Claire Lordon, Author-Illustrator

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10 Videos (29m)
    • Introduction

      1:10
    • The Story

      0:36
    • Brainstorming

      3:58
    • Silhouettes

      5:34
    • Making Your Character Unique

      4:00
    • Creating a Turnaround

      4:28
    • Expressions

      1:27
    • Creating a Lineup

      0:58
    • Color

      4:56
    • Final Thoughts And Next Steps

      1:32
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Illustrating a children’s picture book - character design

Learn from multi-published author-illustrator Claire Lordon as she teaches you how to create characters for a children's book. In this three-part series, Claire will teach you how to create characters, a storyboard, and finally a 32-page picture book dummy (aka rough draft). This class is perfect for anyone who loves illustrating, drawing, writing, and all who love children's books. While no prior experience is necessary it is helpful to come into the class with some drawing, character design, knowledge of picture books, and composition skills.

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What a wonderfully fun class. Claire’s enthusiasm and love of illustration just shines through. A very practical and accessible course to get you started on your children’s picture book. I found the guidance on facial expressions and color choice particularly helpful. Recommended!
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Claire Lordon

Author-Illustrator

Claire Lordon is an illustrator and designer who recently moved to Vancouver, Canada (from Brooklyn, New York). She creates children's books, surface designs, murals, maps, and greeting cards for a number of companies.

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