How to Illustrate a Children's Picture Book Part Three: Creating a Book Dummy

Claire Lordon, Author-Illustrator

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9 Lessons (31m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:24
    • 2. The Pros and Cons of Analog vs Digital

      2:29
    • 3. Scanning Your Storyboard

      2:45
    • 4. Setting Up Your Document in Photoshop

      4:51
    • 5. Sketching Your Spreads

      4:11
    • 6. Coloring a Few Spreads

      7:59
    • 7. Creating a Digital PDF

      4:08
    • 8. Creating a Physical Copy

      2:02
    • 9. Final Tips

      1:22
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About This Class

Illustrating a children’s picture book - creating a book dummy

Learn from multi-published author-illustrator Claire Lordon as she teaches you how to create a finished rough draft of a children's book, which is also known as a book dummy. Third in this three-part series, Claire will teach you all the steps that go toward completing a book dummy. This class is perfect for anyone who loves illustrating, drawing, writing, and all who love children's books. To start this class you will need a completed storyboard with thumbnails. 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.