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Using giant story boards Mini takes the kids through the many stages of creating a children’s picture book. Inspiration! Is your idea a bad or good one? Does it have enough drama, are there too many words? What makes a good picture? Using her own and others work Mini discusses the importance of colour, line, design and scale. Paint, pencils or collage? Which medium best suits your style and abilities. Now for the really hard bit – How to draw a rough! Put it all together and make a dummy copy, see how the picture and words fit together and how the pages flow to form the book. Lastly, chose an image for the cover to make your cover stand out.
These sessions draw on Mini’s experience creating Barry and Stella for her book Too Cold For a Tutu. What’s your character’s favorite colour, what food do they like? These questions may not seem relevant to your final character but they help to build a fuller personality and more interesting character. We look at faces, how […]
Using the year 12 Visual communications course assessment guidelines, Mini discusses the roles and relationships involved in the design and production of her work in the context of professional practice. Over her twenty years of working as an illustrator Mini has worked for many different clients using a broad range of materials and specialists. Mini […]