Unless you know someone in the business, its hard to even know where to start! This was me. I was in your shoes a few years ago. I graduated from SVA (School of Visual Arts in NYC) almost 20 years ago and decided to go back and take a childrens book illustration class in 2016. I started my first book in that class and completed it two years later. Ive been hired for about 6 book projects since then. There is so much more than just creating great illustrations and in this class I’ll walk you through pretty much everything from top to bottom. Ive even included my personal contract for you to use if needed. This class isnt for everyone, but for those few who are serious about jumping into the world of childrens book illustration, this class is for you.
What you’ll Learn:
How to break down a story into visual ideas / Creating a Dummy Book
The value of your art style and what you can bring to the project
How to use the provided contract (And breakdown of the contract)
What to do if you receive an NDA
How much you should charge for your work
Tips on creating artwork, backgrounds, and using references
Tips for dealing with getting stuck, frustration, and avoiding art burn out
Communicating with the clients and client changes
Common issues and struggles i’ve dealt with so you hopefully won’t have to!
How to present your work to the client / best ways to deliver finals
Dealing with Imposter syndrome / ways to stay motivated
How to choose the right project, and knowing when to say NO.
Lots of tips and examples from my own projects along the way!
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