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Using student volunteers and audience interaction and suggestions, I show how to draw a scene, and then how to use that drawing to create a story. This session gives insight into how the text and illustrations in a picture book work together to tell a story. It also shows some of the process of collaboration, and how words can inspire a drawing, and how a drawing can inspire a story.
Also includes a fun and interactive reading of at least one of my picture books.
Books discussed include Tim and Ed, The Terrible Plop, Too Many Elephants in this House (all by Ursula Dubosarsky), The Swap (by Jan Ormerod) and my Boris series.
Everytime I make a book, I do lots and lots of drawings which no one ever sees. In this session you get to see those drawings, as I explore the process of creating a picture book by focussing on the rejects – all of those drawings that didn’t make it into the final book. I […]
Centred on the picture book Too Many Elephants in this House (written by Ursula Dubosarsky), this fun and interactive session shows students how picture books and their characters are developed – from the first lines of text and the rough drawings, storyboards and samples, through to the final 32 pages of words and pictures. There […]