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Poem Writing and illustration part 2 - illustrating your work and scanning it with HP Smart

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Poem Writing and illustration part 2 - illustrating your work and scanning it with HP Smart

Using your poem as the literary source material for your illustration. I would like for you to illustrate your poem in a thoughtful and meaningful way. Make it look good! Do your very best to follow all the following directions to achieve the most professional result.

Step 1: Create a story board for your poem.

Step 2: Analyze your three storyboard images and select your favorite one that best illustrates the mood and narrative of your poem.

Step 3: Using your favorite storyboard mock up as a base inspiration image, you will now illustrate your poem on a clean white sheet of paper with a pencil.

Step 4: After you complete your pencil drawing, you need to trace over it with a black ink pen or extra fine tip marker.

Step 5: Once your illustration is traced over in black lines, you need to colorize your picture.

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Thank you! Stephen Lursen

 

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Writing and Illustrating a Children's Book - part 5: Book Cover

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Writing and Illustrating a Children's Book - part 5: Book Cover

- BOOK COVER DESIGN - Hello Artist!!! Today is step 4 of this project - writing and illustrating a short story. I am very proud of all your hard work!!! Keep it up! Today is all about the book cover. What is needed on a good book cover and why is it needed? 1. Title - This is important as it sums up the theme of your story and tries to hook your reader in by the cover alone. Subtitles can also be added to elaborate or distinguish one book in a series from others. You will likely not have...

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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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