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Expressions 1

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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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Category Drawing
Subject Study
Material Other
Style Other
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. This is a study of expressions on faces for children's books. I focused on keeping the face simple and looking like the same person. I haven't much experience in character development for children so this was a great lesson! I used a mechanical pencil on simple sketch book paper.

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Is the piece for sale? No

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What are you most proud of? That the faces are simplistic yet expressive. (Something I couldn't do before)

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? This is a wonderful Course. Personal and down to earth. Shadra breaks down the steps into easy lessons.

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I love the expressions...the eyes are amazing! The character is consistent too. Post more!

08/15/2014 Flag

Oh would love to post more but the story was holding me up. I had to write a story and that is a struggle for me. Now that the story is satisfactory I'm on to the next step. Thanks for your comment!

09/01/2014 Flag

Your character is so strong. I can see her on many adventures. Think series!

08/25/2014 Flag

Oh I would LOVE to illustrate a series. I can see this little girl exploring the world and telling us how she sees it... but the problem is......I'm not a writer. It takes me forever to write. Thank you for your interest. I appreciate your comments. :-)

09/01/2014 Flag

I'm just the opposite! It takes me forever to draw. :)

09/17/2014 Flag

This is wonderful! I love her! She's sassy and funny and full of all the "pre teen" emotions we see in our kids.

09/17/2014 Flag

Nice material for beginner's like me.

03/08/2015 Flag