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22 Videos (1h 28m)
    • Class Trailer

      2:19
    • Introduction and Recap

      4:03
    • Picture Book Illustration Elements

      8:06
    • Breaking Up Your Manuscript

      3:04
    • Character Development Criteria

      10:27
    • Experimenting

      3:43
    • Researching References

      1:13
    • Refining Your Characters

      3:48
    • Character Model Sheet

      1:03
    • Storyboard Elements

      4:11
    • Setting Up Your Storyboard

      2:46
    • Breaking Up Your Story

      2:10
    • Creating Rhythm and Pacing

      6:26
    • Creating Movement

      3:45
    • Analyzing for Repetition

      2:45
    • Making a Tiny Dummy

      4:18
    • Setting Up Your Sketches

      0:46
    • Refining Your Sketches

      4:40
    • Creating Your Final Drawings

      2:45
    • Cleaning Up in Photoshop

      0:51
    • Typesetting in Photoshop

      1:21
    • Digital Coloring in Photoshop

      13:04

About This Class

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This hands-on class, taught by Christine Fleming, writer/illustrator at Might Could Studios, is the second in a two-part series on how to create your own children’s picture book. Picture Books I: Write Your Story focuses on the story writing process, while this class focuses on illustrating.

In this 90-minute class, Christine explores the elements of picture book illustrations including composition, color, white space, perspective, style, and typography, revealing spreads from some of her favorite picture books to show strong examples of each concept.

With the basics down pat, Christine will take you through video tutorials of her entire process of illustrating a picture book. These videos will begin with breaking down the manuscript, character development, storyboarding, making a tiny dummy, sketches, revisions, final drawings, and digital coloring in Photoshop. Nothing was planned or decided prior to filming these tutorial process videos, so everything shown is her authentic, on-the-fly process of thinking and creating.

 By the end of this class, you’ll have everything you need to illustrate your own picture book!

164 of 165 students recommendSee All

Awesome class! Very informative. If you're planning to make a picture book watch this. Actually, if you're into illustration this is a great watch too.
Very thorough about the process of illustrating a book!
very helpful to see someone else's process!

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Christine Nishiyama

Illustrator/Writer at Might Could Studios

Hallo! I'm Christine, illustrator and writer at Might Could Studios.

I make books and comics, and I love to draw! I've worked with over 50 companies, created over 15 courses, and taught over 40,000 aspiring and established artists, helping them learn new skills, grow more confident, and develop their unique artistic styles.

I've been drawing for over 20 years, working independently for 5 years, making books for 3 years, and now I'm finally putting my books out into the wild. My ...

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