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The Art of the Picture Book taught by Shadra Strickland

Unlock your inner storyteller and illustrate a picture book that will captivate children and publishers alike.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Drawing
Type Painting
Subject Study
Material Acrylic Paint
Style Realist
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. These are character studies for my next book. I am working in collage and painted all of the characters separately with acrylic on bristol.

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Is the piece for sale? No

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What are you most proud of? The expression of the characters

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Trust your reference. If you are working representationally at all, it helps to have reference to support your ideas!

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I can't believe that title. My grandaughter is Evie and as I am grandma my title was going to be the same. Never mind. Back to the ideas! Lol

04/22/2014 Flag

Ha! DOn't worry, you can still use your title. The character names won't be reflected in the title of this book~

04/22/2014 Flag

Nice work, Shadra. I especially like the warm skin color tones with the blue dress.

06/11/2014 Flag


06/17/2014 Flag

Thank you~

07/26/2014 Flag