Online class with Ann Thomas

Drawing Children for Picture Books

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Illustrate stories that captivate kids at reading time. Draw children with lifelike proportions, youthful features, convincing skin tones and more.

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Years after Ann Thomas graduated with a degree in graphic design, a friend gave her a fine black sketching pen that got her hooked on illustration. To...Read more

Lessons (6)

References & Thumbnail Sketches
1. References & Thumbnail Sketches
Meet Ann Thomas and begin by learning how to find visual inspiration in text. Then assemble reference resources that will help guide you in creating r...Read more
16min
Gesture Sketches
2. Gesture Sketches
Enlarge your thumbnails as you learn how to simplify your characters by breaking them down into basic shapes. Find out how children's proportions diff...Read more
13min
Contour Drawing
3. Contour Drawing
In this lesson, your rough gesture sketches will evolve into a more refined contour drawing with greater realism. Ann will also help you understand ho...Read more
15min
Characteristics of Children
4. Characteristics of Children
Bring your drawings of children to life by adding youthful features and expressions. Understand how children's facial features evolve as they grow so ...Read more
22min
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Years after Ann Thomas graduated with a degree in graphic design, a friend gave her a fine black sketching pen that got her hooked on illustration. To...Read more

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