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Developing Book Dummies Series and Illustration Masterclass 2021

Date/Time
Date(s) - 01/16/2021 - 04/24/2021
1:00 pm


       

Join us for the SCBWI Southern Breeze Developing Book Dummies and Illustration Masterclass: a 4-month online series for children’s book illustrators

January – April 2021

Recordings will be available

The Developing Book Dummies 3-part series will teach attendees the key steps to developing a finished picture book dummy which includes two final illustrations. Sessions include a faculty presentation in the first hour with time for feedback, critique or breakout sessions in the second hour. Assignments and feedback will be given on selected work to allow everyone to develop in their craft together.

 

January 16th, 1pm – 3pm EST/ 12pm – 2pm CST –

Character Design, Color and MoreGuest Presenter: David SanAngelo

Dive into the details of character design, color palettes, and explore characters for your next book dummy.  We will work through exercises as we learn tools to get to know our characters on the page. 

Assignment – Participants will illustrate a character from their own story or choose to add a unique spin on a classic story in the public domain (example: Alice in Wonderland). Come to the first session prepared with your story.  

February 27th, 1pm – 3pm EST/ 12pm – 2pm CST –

Creating Compelling Page-TurnsGuest Presenter: Ebony Glenn

How do you create compelling page-turns that keep the reader (and the publisher) wanting more? This session covers thumbnails and other tools you’ll need to create your book dummy to keep readers turning those pages until the very end.

Assignment – Participants will have completed story and character sketches, and full design from the previous session.

March 13th, 3pm – 5pm EST/ 2pm – 4pm CST –

The Hook and the Book: Query Letters and Book Dummy ReviewGuest Presenter: Rob McClurken

So you’ve created a book dummy, now what do you do?  A hook and a book dummy go hand in hand!  We’ll wrap up this 3-part series by exploring key elements of query letters and a faculty review of selected book dummies (first-come-first serve) for everyone to learn from.  

Assignment – Participants will have completed the book dummy based on all other previous assignments.  

 

The Illustration Masterclass, the final webinar on April 24th 10am – 3pm EST/ 9am – 2pm CST, will provide tips and techniques to advance your art and illustration career.  Optional Professional Faculty Portfolio Reviews available on first-come-first-served basis (limited to 20 reviews) following the Masterclass. 

Color Harmony and Illustration Style Experimentation

Date/Time
4/24/2021   10 am – noon EDT / 9 – 11 am CDT

Join Kyle T. Webster as he explains some tricks and shortcuts you can use to create color harmony in your illustrations. Stick around for the second hour to learn how you can experiment with style in your illustration work to expand your visual vocabulary and find the right approach for your story.

  

Optional One-on-One Portfolio/Dummy Reviews with faculty via Zoom 

Limited Space – Only 20 Review Slots for One-on-One Reviews

Participants will have the opportunity to sign up for optional Portfolio/Dummy Reviews with faculty in the Illustration Masterclass to gain valuable feedback on their work.  Reviews may be scheduled the day of the event or at a designated time agreed upon by the faculty member and the participant. 

Registration: 

Developing Dummies Series

Members: $40

Non-Members: $45

Illustration Masterclass

Members: $50

Non-Members: $55

Both Events

Members: $85

Non-Members: $95

Optional Online Face-to Face Faculty Portfolio/Dummy Review: $50

*Note: You must be a registered participant in the Masterclass in order to sign up for the optional reviews. 

The Liz Conrad Awardee will be announced during the Illustration Masterclass.

To apply for a scholarship to this event, click here. (Even if you’ve already registered and paid your fees, you may still apply. If you’re selected for the scholarship, your registration fee will be refunded.)

Registrants can sign up “a la carte” for the Book Dummy Development Series, the Illustration Masterclass and/or both events. 

 

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