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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
Type Drawing
Subject Other
Material Graphite
Style Other
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I know you said in the lecture that you thought just a brick wall in the background wasn't enough but I really think it becomes part of the story. Just the two of them against a cold, unfeeling world. Nothing but loneliness and the two of them. I agree that it needs more views points but I would really like to see the whole thing with text. Looks so interesting.

04/11/2014 Flag

She planned this as a wordless picturebook. It works on many levels, but I worry that it is too quiet to hold the continued interest of a child. It would have been great if she had developed it more~

04/22/2014 Flag

I'm having a lot of trouble deciding what goes on each page. I know what elements I need for the story to be told but I don't know if I should make it very detailed or large bold characters and minimal background and I have kind of come to a stop as I can't do my storyboard without deciding. Any help most welcome : )

07/21/2014 Flag

It really depends on your style and your story. The best way to figure it out is to do a couple of quick thumbnails of multiple ideas and see which one works best for you. Also, head to the library and look at samples of other people's work. That may also help you find a solution.

09/14/2014 Flag