101 Guide to Picture Book Illustration Free class

Nina Rycroft, Picture Book Illustrator

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5 Videos (19m)
    • Introduction

    • Character

    • Setting

    • Plot

    • To Finish


About This Class

Learn what an illustrator needs to consider before starting work on a picture book.

From thumbnail sketches, character design, storyboarding to the final artwork, Nina uses her picture book titles to visually explain the process that she uses to develop ideas for a story.

Gain an in-depth understanding on character, setting and plot, by seeing actual ‘behind the scenes’ development of published titles from concept to finished art.

Use this class to:-

  • establish a decision making processes that will enhance your visually storytelling.
  • understand character, setting and plot and how these effect your visual storytelling.
  • Learn the art picture books from concept through to final artwork.

This class is for illustrators, budding artists, readers and writers, basically anyone interested in the process of creating a picture book.

Below: Nina's 'published titles timeline' from this class. For more information about Nina and her books.


22 of 24 students recommendSee All

Nina is a brilliant teacher. She is very clear with her instructions and has a marvelous store of her own published books which she so generously shared.
I enjoyed this class and recommend it for anyone interested in beginning illustration work. The class would be useful for any age learner, my 8 and 10 year olds watched it with me and also enjoyed it. They're now looking forward to reading the books mentioned.
Great class, Nina. Thank you! Just the right amount of information to give us the 'big picture'. I look forward to taking your other classes, thanks for the story board template.
Samantha Lane

Artist, Maker





Nina Rycroft

Picture Book Illustrator

Hi! I'm Nina Rycroft, a picture book illustrator. I studied and then worked as a designer in Sydney and London before turning my hand to illustration. Since my first publication in 2000, I've published more than a dozen picture books worldwide. My classes offer the foundation needed to illustrate character and story.

To learn more about me and my books, visit my website and follow me on Instagram @ninarycroft