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Illustrating Animals

With Jan Fearnley and Jane Buckley

In this one-day Masterclass, you will learn how to add character and personality to your animal illustrations with award-winning author and illustrator Jan Fearnley and award-winning Jane Buckley, Senior Art Director at Simon & Schuster. 

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During this Masterclass, you will learn:

  • How studying and sketching animals and their facial expressions is key to creating animal characters that mirror human actions – without compromising what makes them animals
  • The process of sketching animals for children’s illustrations, from initial sketch to final image
  • The important role sketching plays within this process

About this Masterclass:

Who: All aspiring illustrators, 18 and over, with an interest in children’s book illustration and for more experienced artists looking to try something new

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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:

  • professional advice
  • shared insights and experiences
  • practical tasks
  • creative guidance
  • resource-sharing
  • interaction with tutors and participants
  • critical feedback

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