Claire will explain how to tell a simple story with dynamic pictures, showing students how she went about illustrating The Snowbear by Sean Taylor.
Students will learn about relevant layouts, composition and pace, as well as how to build drama, what points to illustrate in a story and how to go about doing so.
Using a simple given poem, you’ll create your own 16-page thumbnail storyboard which can be transformed into a mini book dummy. You will also learn more about Claire’s own work and find out how to present ideas to publishers.
About the Tutor
Claire Alexander is an author/ illustrator based in London. She has over 12 years’ experience in picture books and recently completed a collaboration with writer Sean Taylor, illustrating The Snowbear, published in 2017. Other recent titles include The Best Bit of Daddy’s Day and Monkey and the Little One - the latter shortlisted for the 2015 Junior Design Awards and listed as one of the top ten best new picture books of 2015 by the Independent Book Sellers Association. Claire has taught her own short Picture Book Courses for adults for over ten years in North London, and is a regular tutor at House of Illustration.