101 Guide to Picture Books Free class

Nina Rycroft, Picture Book Illustrator

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5 Videos (19m)
    • Introduction

    • Character

    • Setting

    • Plot

    • To Finish


About This Class

What does an illustrator need 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 the 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.


41 of 44 students recommendSee All

Brilliant for beginners!
good starting class
Dream of this class for so long. Nina is really an experienced children storybook illustrator, you can see it on how she provides us with framework of thinking in making a storybook. A very recommended class ! Thanks, Nina
Hanny Agustine

Illustrator | Designer | Founder www.digikidz.id





Nina Rycroft

Picture Book Illustrator

Hi! I'm Nina Rycroft, a picture book illustrator. I studied and then worked as a graphic designer in Sydney and London before turning my hand to illustration. Since my first publication in 2000, I've had more than a dozen picture books published worldwide. My character-based illustration classes share everything that I’ve learnt about picture book illustration over the years.

Check out all of my classes to learn the tricks of the trade.

Follow me on Instagram for daily illustration inspiration.