Linocut in Children’s Book Illustration: Create a Unique Block Print Artwork | Anna Sokolova | Skillshare

Linocut in Children’s Book Illustration: Create a Unique Block Print Artwork

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Anna Sokolova, Artist, illustrator

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11 Lessons (1h 15m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Materials

    • 3. Inspiration

    • 4. A Letter — Composition and Transferring

    • 5. Cutting

    • 6. Printing

    • 7. A Swan — Planning and Transferring

    • 8. Printing

    • 9. Adding Golden Elements

    • 10. Your Task

    • 11. Final Thoughts


About This Class


In this class, we’ll learn amazing linocut technique used by Children’s Book Illustrators, fine artists and designers. We’ll illustrate Hans Christian Andersen's tale ”The Ugly Duckling” starting with the special title page and continue with internal illustration. I’ll guide you through the whole process of image transferring and experimenting with different papers and materials.

Both advanced and beginner creative can find valuable insights in this class.

 Lessons include:

  • Materials
  • Inspiration for Book Illustration
  • Composition
  • Image transferring
  • Cutting and printing techniques
  • Experiments


Awesome giveaway this time!.. The lucky winner will get a secret set of art supplies I love and use myself. To participate:

follow me here on Skillshare, by pressing the button above (so you’ll be the first to know about future classes and other exciting news ) and on Instagram.

Post your project in the Project Gallery before August 25th.

 That’s it! Happy creating!





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Anna Sokolova

Artist, illustrator

Anna Sokolova is a Berlin-based illustrator, designer and art director.

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, she produced commercial art projects while attending Peter The Great Polytechnic University. After graduating with a major in Publishing, she returned to the university for an advanced degree in design.

Anna has over ten years of design and illustration experience working for clients in America, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, France, Denmark, Russia, ...

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