Picture Books II: Illustrate a Story

Christine Nishiyama, Artist at Might Could Studios

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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
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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!

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Lot's of great information in this class.
Darrin Smith

And so it begins

Excellent! Really well done.
Gisèle V.

Art Educator - Book Illustrator

great class!

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Christine Nishiyama

Artist at Might Could Studios

Hallo! I'm Christine Nishiyama, artist + founder of Might Could Studios.

I make books and comics, and I draw a whoooole lot. I've taught over 40,000 aspiring and established artists, helping them explore their art, gain more confidence, and discover their unique artistic styles.

I've been drawing for over 20 years and have been drawing as my full-time career for over 5 years. My core belief is that art is good and we should all make more of it. Might Could is here to uplift and ...

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