Live Illustration Online Classes - March Follow-on Course

Live Illustration Online Classes - March Follow-on Course

Choose Start Date Below 5 days

March 22-26 from 7pm to 9pm – Advanced class for all previous participants



iLLUSTORi Academy courses are designed for aspiring, emerging or lapsed illustrators and picture bookmakers. They are also suitable for those who work in the areas of graphic design, animation or fine art who wish to expand their skill set. Illustrators looking to tailor their portfolio to target children’s book agents and publishers will also benefit.  Participants will have a greater understanding of the current marketplace for children’s picture books.  In addition, the ability to create layouts, character development, storyboards, and texts will enhance your current skillsets. Develop new portfolio pieces along with the first draft of a picture book. Taught by published artist, and writer Adrienne Geoghegan.

Please Note: Courses may not adhere precisely to what is written in the published list as they sometimes deviate to allow for class needs and dynamics of the group. 

A taste of what we cover in no particular order…

  • Examine the Works of Contemporary Illustrators
  • Discuss Techniques, Materials and Styles
  • Materials: an Overview of What Works Best
  • The Practice of Keeping Sketchbooks
  • Character Development Exercises
  • How to Write in Pictures
  • Brainstorming Exercises
  • Rhyme vs Prose
  • Picture Book Page Layout
  • Editing Your Work 
  • Story Structure & Story Diagram
  • Poetic Devices
  • Page Turning Explained
  • What Editors Look For
  • Thumbnails – Visual Continuity and the Sequential Image
  • Drawing from Reference & Stylising Characters
  • Knowing What to Illustrate in the Text
  • What Shape Book: Square, Landscape or Portrait?
  • Tuning into Dialogue and Voice
  • Choosing the Right Language and Vocabulary
  • Common Traps Writers Fall Into and Advice on How to Avoid Them.
  • Starting Your First Draft
  • Picture Book Manuscript Formatting
  • Critical Checkpoints
  • Storyboarding to Enable You to Pace Your Story
  • Developing Consistency in Your Characters
  • Your Picture Book Proposal
  • Create a Colour Palette for Your Book