Illustrating Children’s Books


Master the process of illustrating best-selling children’s books.

This on-demand program will give you life-time access to all of the workshop content, so you can participate on your own schedule.


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Have you ever wanted to illustrate a children’s book? Learn how to create books for childrens from start to finish.

The key to becoming a successful children’s book illustrator is learning how to create illustrations that tell cohesive stories. It can take years to master the fundamental skills needed to illustrate a children’s book. You have to learn how to develop compelling characters, create scenes for your story and understand the process of getting your work published.

We have brought together three established children’s illustrators to give you an inside look at the process they use to create best-selling books.

This creative  and practical online workshop will cover all aspects of children’s book illustration, from drawing, composition and picture planning to an overview of the publishing industry and tricks of the trade.

You will walk away with a clear understanding of how successful illustrators built their career, and the resources you need to grow your career in children’s illustration.

This workshop will cover:

– Finding inspiration and coming up with creative book ideas
– Developing storyboards and pacing your book
– Basics of Visual Storytelling
– Creating scenes in your stories
– Developing compelling characters
– Understanding project briefs

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About the instructors:

Jannie Ho –  Jannie Ho is a professional illustrator specialising in the children’s market, with her work appearing in both trade and educational books, magazines, toys, crafts and digital media. Jannie received her BFA in illustration at Parsons The New School of Design in New York. After graduating, she worked as an in-house graphic designer at Nickelodeon, Scholastic and TIME Magazine for Kids. She launched her freelance illustration business in 2006 and never looked back. Her client roster includes Target, HarperCollins, Scholastic, Penguin, American Greetings, Highlights for Children and Old Navy. WebsiteInstagram

 

 

 

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Will Terry – Will Terry has been a freelance illustrator for 23 years. After finishing his BFA project at BYU he began working for magazines and newspapers not far from where he grew up in Washington D.C. His early clients include publications such as Time, Money, Wall Street Journal and ads for Sprint, Pizza hut, M&M Mars, Fed Ex, and Master Card. He has illustrated about 30 children’s books for Random House, Simon Schuster, Scholastic, Penguin, Klutz, and Albert Whitman. He has created several indie ebooks that have sold tens of thousands of copies and has started a story app series with Rick Walton beginning with Gary’s Place. Website

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Doreen Mulryan – Doreen Mulryan is a children’s book illustrator and professional educator. She  attended Carnegie Mellon University as a fine arts major, then moved on to New York’s School of Visual Arts, where she received her degree in illustration and cartooning. After graduation, she worked at Marvel Comics as a production assistant before managing product design at Russ Berrie. Today, Doreen teaches art on the website craftsy.com and works as a children’s book illustrator from the comfort of her home (in fuzzy slippers)… with her boyfriend, 6 1/2 year old daughter P-Nut and puggle puppy Baxter Blue Cheese by her side! Some of her books include Lucky Ducky, Even Monsters Say Goodnight, Frankly Frannie and Pinkabella. She just finished illustrating the graphic novel The Diamond Minecart written by Youtube’s Dan TDM, which will be out in the UK on October 6th and in the US through HarperCollins October 25th! Website

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The Schedule:

The live workshop will take place January 18th – 20th . Each session will start at 7pm CST. Don’t worry if you can’t join live. You will get lifetime access to all of the content.

Session One – Getting Started with Will Terry

– Explore the fundamental skills every illustrator should master
– Developing storyboard and navigating the planning stages
– Finding inspiration and coming up with creative book ideas

Session Two – Crafting Your Stories with Jannine Ho

– Basics of Visual Storytelling
– Creating scenes in your stories
– Design, format and typography

Session Three – Creating illustrations with Doreen Mulryan

– Developing compelling characters
– Understanding project briefs
– Creating a process for your illustrations



Sign up now | $97

This three-day live online workshop will give you access to:

3 Recorded Sessions

Our recorded workshop sessions allow you to work through this entire program on your own schedule, and our private Facebook group will give you a chance to connect with the other participants.

3 Daily Lessons

Each session includes a daily lesson packed with resources to help you put everything you learn into action.

Comprehensive workbook

All of the content is packaged into a downloadable comprehensive workbook that will give you lifetime access to the recorded workshop content.

How does it work?

How does it work? You will get a downloadble PDF that will give you access to all of workshop content. This on-demand workshop includes access to three recorded sessions with our instructor Each session includes an hour-long video, downloadble worksheets and other free resources. You will also get access to an exclusive facebook group which will connect you with 200+ artists who are building the same type of business as you are.

What if I don’t like the workshop?

We want everyone to leave 100% happy. Let us know if you are not totally satisfied with the workshop, and we will give you a complete refund.

Who’s this workshop for?

This workshop is for creatives who want to build a business around their passion.

Who created this workshop?

This course was created by the Instructors above in partnership with Modern Thrive.

What if I’m just starting out?

This workshop was designed for creatives at all levels. This workshop will help you find the path to building a business around your passion. (regardless of where you are in the journey)

Got another question?

Email us:  modernthrive@gmail.com