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Writing and Illustrating a Children's Book - Part 6 Consolidating your pages for publishing

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Writing and Illustrating a Children's Book - Part 6 Consolidating your pages for publishing

In this post, I demonstrate how to overlay text over your illustration/page in Gimp. After you complete all your pages, save them out as a JPEG and PDF files. For simple consolidation use the pdfs and drag and drop the thumbnail of one over the other starting with your book cover. For Ereader files (.epub files) you can build your book page by page in a google document and then download it for free as a .epub file. At that point you're ready to sell it or post it online! Go ahead and make yourself famous!

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Writing and Illustrating a short story part 4 - your first illustration

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Writing and Illustrating a short story part 4 - your first illustration

Today you will illustrate your first illustration from your storybook. Remember, you may do as many illustrations as you like within your book. The minimum is 2 illustration pages, per person. Let's start by evaluating your storyboard page from your first passage of text. This should already be complete by now. If not, go back to the storyboard assignment and complete it first, then move forward to this step. Looking at your complete storyboard page of three design options, think about which design best communicates the feeling and event from the selected passage. Now that you have a clear idea...

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Writing and illustrating a short story - part 3 storyboarding your illustrations

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Writing and illustrating a short story - part 3 storyboarding your illustrations

Storyboard Design is a commonly used practice within a production process for show business but is also extremely beneficial for brainstorming book illustrations. Its basically brainstorming and showing multiple potential layouts, compositions, and examples of how you can illustrate a line or event from within your book. Here is a video to reference to gain a better understanding of what storyboarding is all about.   I want you to write one of your sentences from your story at the top of a page. Under your story sentence, draw three rectangles stacked vertically on top of one another. Within each box, I...

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Children's Book Writing and Illustration - An Introduction (part 1)

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Children's Book Writing and Illustration - An Introduction (part 1)

Module Introduction: Where we're going (taken from my art class and now shared with the world - ENJOY!) Hello Artists! We're about to embark on a brave and exciting quest. To tell a story never told before, build a world never before seen, and reveal a glimpse into the most guarded places on earth... A place behind a door that can only be opened from the inside, magically hidden, an undiscoverable vault... Your creative imaginations inside your minds and hearts! We are beginning our unit that builds on everything we've done so far this year. Firstly, we learned about the...

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