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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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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

I am thinking of a child book, I need a little help here. shall draw first then tell the story or tell the story first then do the what you have your story board. this will be my first one. a little scare

01/01/2015 Flag

You can do it either way. Sometimes people work on the art first, other times it's the text. Sometimes it's a combination of both. Up to you!

12/06/2015 Flag

very cool!!

08/19/2016 Flag