Create Atmosphere and Mood to Your Story
ABOUT THIS MINI-CLASS
Create atmospheric illustrations using well-designed lighting and color, using watercolor washes. Often illustrations can fall flat when only depicting the action. By using setting and lighting, you can create atmosphere and mood in an illustration to help express the emotions in the story.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
Lesson 1: Creating an Atmospheric Illustration with a Single Light Source
Lesson 2: Choosing Colors for a Limited Palette
Lesson 3: Finish Painting Your Illustration!
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
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.