Over the past few weeks, I've been completely absorbed in the latest https://makeartthatsells.com class: Illustrating Children's Books.
The course is utterly jam-packed with fantastic content to work through and each week there is a deadline for submitting your assignment. It's taught by the magical Lilla Rogers and Children's Book Art Director, Zoe Tucker. I must admit, I've found it very hard to keep up with the pace, partly due to my own time restrictions and the talent in the group is quite extraordinary. It's wonderful having my news feed full of such utterly inspiring art everyday.
At the beginning, we had a choice of 3 texts and to start with, I have chosen Ada Lovelace, the daughter of Lord Byron and a most inspiration woman, attributed to developing the first ever computer in 1842. I was excited to research Ada, partly because I simply love history and partly because I know I need to work on developing my people drawing skills.
The first few weeks have been all about character design and development, I have discovered a new-found respect for children's book illustrators, my goodness it's so hard!