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Cover Illustration

With Dominica Clements & Hannah Peck


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Illustrating show-stopping covers for your own books and others is a useful skill to have – and another way of earning as an illustrator.

In this masterclass, you will gain insight into the process of working to a commercial cover brief. You will also gain an understanding of what to expect in terms of art direction and feedback from publishers, and how to respond to this. Learning how to create multiple compositions from one idea, how to edit your composition post-feedback, how to use colour and texture to bring your final idea to the shelf, you will be able to balance market needs and artistic preferences.

By the end of this masterclass, you will come away with  3 rough cover concepts in response to a brief, with the opportunity to take one to the final stage. A role play of a Covers Meeting will give you insight into the balance between market-driven and artistic-driven decision making, and present you with the challenge of adapting your design in response.

About this Masterclass:

Speakers: Hannah Peck & Dominica Clements

Where: Online

When: 23rd September 2023

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This was definitely the best, and most inspiring course that I have participated in over the years!

Having that author/illustrator and art director insight was the best thing.

A great opportunity for networking and exchange of ideas.

About Pathways Plus

Pathways Plus is a series of Masterclasses and Short Courses for all aspiring illustrators, delivered by award-winning illustrators and highly-experienced children’s book publishers. The courses provide an amazing opportunity to learn how to illustrate children’s books from the best in the industry as well as giving participants a real insight into the world of children’s publishing.

Pathways Plus courses can be taken as one-offs or as a package and have been developed by the same team who created Pathways Into Children’s Publishing, a unique, highly-acclaimed two-year professional training programme for aspiring and emerging illustrators.

All Pathways Plus courses involve:

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  • practical tasks
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  • resource-sharing
  • interaction with tutors and participants
  • critical feedback

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