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Lucinda Gifford: Designing a Fun Children’s Book Character

Session Info:

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 character development, and draws made-up creatures to audience suggestions. We then do a quick, on-the-spot physical warmup, before a group drawing session where each child draws their own made-up creature.

Each class should have their own wonderful selection of fun characters by the end of the day.

End with Q&A, summary and chat.

Topics covered

  • Character development
  • Museums
  • Sketching
  • Building Stories

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