It was super nice to get out of the house (sans baby!) for a few hours a week and allow myself to focus on learning and creativity. Here’s a list of the things I liked most and got out of the course:
- New love for mixed media collage (yay a new hobby… hehee)
- Character design
- A reminder of how much work is involved in illustrating children’s books… and that it’s a labour for love, certainly not for money
- Learning of the processes involved with getting yourself published and into the book industry.
I spent some time in and after the course completing a double page spread for the well known story of the Owl & the Pussycat. There are a million things I would do differently if I were to do this again but that’s what art is all about right… finishing a piece, learning and moving onto the next thing. I think so anyway!
The spread was created using watercolour and collage… I created all my characters and elements and then collaged them together to create the scene.