Creating Visual Sequences with Characters
With Viviane Schwarz and Ben Norland
Creating impactful visual sequences with your characters requires understanding how to use timing and structure in sequential images. Having worked together for nearly 20 years, children’s book illustrator Viviane Schwarz and Ben Norland, Executive Art Director at Walker Books, now share their unique insights into making a bestselling picture book. Over two days, they will share their many tips and tricks, teaching you how to ‘play’ with your characters to achieve the best professional results, and show you what makes a character work for a successful picture book.
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By the end of this two-day course, you will have:
- Developed and extended one or more picture book characters and put these designs in the context of sequences of images
- Exercised the creation of appropriate levels of roughs for each stage of picture book making
- Discovered tools to enliven your existing works, and what to aim for in extending these into future full-scale picture book projects
You’ll discover methods for expanding your characters, and learn how to apply tools and techniques to develop story roughs with confidence. By the end of the course you’ll know what to aim for in taking your ideas and roughs to the next level i.e. a full-scale picture book project. Ideally, you’ll bring a developed character design and story idea to the course – but you’re also welcome to join without!
About this Short Course:
Who is it for: All aspiring illustrators, 18 and over, with an interest in children’s book illustration, and for more experienced artists looking to try something new.
When: Part 1: 10th June 2023
Part 2: 17th June 2023
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:
- professional advice
- shared insights and experiences
- practical tasks
- creative guidance
- interaction with tutors and participants
- critical feedback