In August, I attended an online course with renowned art agent Lila Rogers and art director Zoe Tucker, Make Art That Sells. I’ve wanted to attend their online course Illustrating Children's Books for a very long time, but the time never suited me, as the course lasts as many as 5 intensive weeks. This year I cleared the calendar for August and said to myself, it’s time!
At first, I approached the course with fear and a lot of trepidation. Again thinking to myself, what will they think, what is she doing here with these illustrations... Well, it turned out to be a great investment! The course is really well set up and broken down to small steps for each day. The teachers are fantastic. They motivate you to push yourself, each time a bit more time. And best of all, you notice the progress with each new illustration you create.
How it looked like
In the course, we chose one story from which we then made a presentation for our portfolio. Each week one big task. I chose the story from Zoe, Bob, because I was immediately drawn to the airiness of the balloon, which is often repeated in my illustrations. Now that the course is complete, I will go in peace once again over the entire material and supplement my portfolio with another story written by Lila. And I hope you can admire them soon on my new PORTFOLIO tab. : D
Despite the fact that I have already illustrated a few picture books, my greatest desire is to work with larger clients and publishers, especially in the field of children's illustration. And I think that this course gave me a new impetus, a ton of new knowledge, both technical and substantive, and a lot of motivation to tackle things properly and with even more zeal.
I highly recommend the course to anyone who is interested in children's illustration or is already involved in children's illustration. I will definitely attend it again.
Btw, this is not sponsored in any way. I just really loved the course!