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Short Course

Illustrating Place and Atmosphere

With Benji Davies and David McDougal


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Develop atmosphere in your pictures by cultivating a sense of place that will evoke feelings in the viewer. You will make use of lighting, texture, objects and, lastly, characters within the scene to enhance the mood and suggest an inhabitable reality within the image. You will discover how atmosphere is presented within professional work, before exploring how to utilize atmosphere and a sense of place to direct the emotion of the reader within your own artwork.

About this Short Course:

Speakers: Benji Davies & David McDougal

Where: Online

When: PART 1: 9th September 2023 & PART 2: 16th 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.

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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.

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