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This is a general talk on the process of writing and illustrating picture books, showing examples of how some of my characters were created by drawing on the whiteboard. I also show the various stages from initial roughs and dummies to finish artwork. In the second part of the talk I take the students through some step_by_step drawings to create their own characters based on some of my illustration work.
This is a workshop in brush and ink painting based on my Chinese Painting studies. I begin by introducing the Four Treasures of Chinese painting; brush, rice-paper, ink stone and ink stick and show how this technique has influenced my illustration work today. Then I do a simple landscape painting demonstrating several different brushstrokes as […]
As an author and illustrator I am uniquely qualified to explain the process of making a picture book from conception to completion. This is a workshop that can be done over one day or a short-term residency. These are the areas I cover: Studying picture books and graphic novels for readers of all ages (I […]
Join popular children’s author, Sally Rippin, for a fun-filled writing workshop that will have your mind overflowing with story ideas. Learn how to combine your life experience with imagination to write any type of story at all – from spooky mysteries to historical fiction and how to create convincing characters your readers will love. Topics: […]