Create Your Children’s Book Illustration Portfolio
ABOUT THIS COURSE
This course will help you further your narrative illustration practice, teach you new rendering techniques and experimentations, as well as deepen your understanding of what makes a good children’s book and portfolio.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
- How to build a strong children’s book illustration portfolio
- Watercolor illustration techniques
- Digital illustration techniques
- How to experiment and use mixed media
- How to push your illustration
THIS COURSE IS PERFECT FOR
Artists at all levels who are interested in leveling up their children's book illustration and portfolio.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS
Noted for rich, jewel-like watercolor illustrations, Julie Downing has illustrated over 50 picture books. Downing has also written and illustrated several books of her own, including White Snow, Blue Feather, No Hugs ‘till Saturday, and her newest book, Hello, Moon, published in 2021. She has won numerous awards for her work, including a Parent's Choice Award, the New York Public Library Best Books Award, APAAL Best Illustrated Book, and the Irma Black Silver Medal.
Isabella Kung is the author and illustrator of No Fuzzball! (Scholastic, 2020), a picture book about a fuzzy feline despot who rules the house with an iron paw. She also illustrated over 120 cats for the board books 123 Cats and ABC Cats by Lesléa Newman (Candlewick, 2021). Her illustrations have received accolades from institutions such as the Society of Illustrators, Spectrum Fantasy Art, 3x3, Creative Quarterly, and SCBWI.