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The session looks at how picture books get made, from idea to publication. This can be based on any of Lucinda’s picture books, and is told like a story, to slides, as the book changes and develops as writers, publishers and Lucinda herself make changes.
Ideas – where do they come from?
Sketches – nothing is too silly!
Making a storyboard – it’s okay to be messy
The next stage – roughs
Final drawings – working late into the night
The final book – Ta da! It’s here!
We then talk about character consistency, followed by a drawing session.
For younger children, we draw a couple of characters from the book. For older children, we do drawing exercises to show how character consistency is developed and how we ‘get to know’ our characters.
Ends with Q&A and chat.
Presentation, with drawing session, based on ‘Arthur and the Curiosity’, which Lucinda wrote and illustrated. We begin with a slideshow on Lucinda’s background, work and development of ‘Arthur and the Curiosity’, showcasing sketchbooks, references, early drawings, and then explaining story and setting. This is followed by a live drawing session where Lucinda talks about the […]
This is a lively session with plenty of audience participation, poetry readings, live drawing and a group drawing session. The session starts with a short slideshow on what an illustrator does and examples of work. The group then pick a short poem from a hat, we read it and discuss: it is funny? hopeful? gruesome? […]