Date(s) - Saturday, October 13, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Bird in Hand
Is the character in your story angry and snarly, or sweet and gentle? The way characters are drawn not only give us a hint about their personalities, it can also help us care more about their stories. Joyce Hesselberth, author and illustrator of the picture book Mapping Sam, will show participants how illustrators design characters with personality.
The successful book illustrator starts by understanding the author’s flight of fancy, then rendering the ideas and actions imaginatively in pictorial terms. Martin Salisbury’s Illustrating Children’s Books: Creating Pictures for Publication was written for art students and ambitious beginners. It instructs on methods of developing both imaginative powers and the technical artistic skills to produce high quality illustrations. It covers media, materials, and techniques; developing different drawing styles to fit specific storytelling methods; and instilling visual personality traits in story characters.
$30 fee includes a copy of Illustrating Children’s Books: Creating Pictures for Publication by Martin Salisbury and an Ivy Journal. Grades 6-8. RSVP to 410-377-2966 or MarthaAtTheIvy@gmail.com by October 6th. Joyce will also be signing copies of her new book, Mapping Sam.