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This event took place in 2020.



Illustration & Picture Book Development

Learn to illustrate magical and unique children's books from award winning author Beatrice Blue.

Illustration & Picture Book Development
Illustration & Picture Book Development

Time & Location

This event took place in 2020.

Graz, Anton-Kleinoscheg-Straße 66, 8051 Graz, Austria

About The Event

Speaker’s Introduction

A brief introduction in which Beatrice will share a bit of her career development. 

Writing and/or illustrating a book

Differences between types of books you can illustrate or write. Why and how to create a picture book. How to start from scratch and where to find ideas, showing some examples of the types of work you can get from different clients.

Phases of a picture book project

Presentation showing the “bones” of Beatrice’s picture book “Once Upon A Unicorn Horn” where she’ll show an overview of the whole pipeline, first ideas and early sketches of characters and the story. At this point Beatrice likes to ask the audience about the things they’re more interested in when it comes to picture book illustration. Since this is a wide topic, she’ll shape the workshop based on your requests.


Beatrice will start creating a character digitally, based on a given background story. Procreate or Photoshop Painting.

Everybody will draw if they wish to

You will work on the same exercise, which Beatrice shows in her demo. If you already have your own characters, Beatrice will focus on feedback and working on these characters. 

Character clarity and narrative

Talk about character design and colours. 

The Heroe’s Journey

Presentation about the elements that a story has to have in order to reach a large audience. Stages of the classic Heroe’s Journey with the usual fit on a 24-40 pages picture book. 


She’ll show how to translate stories and ideas into a Colour script that contains the story from the beginning to the end. We’ll speak about the psychology of Colour and its importance for storytelling. 


Beatrice will do a second live demo, this time using traditional media and playing with different materials. 

Everybody will draw/paint with traditional media if they wish to

You can test the tools Beatrice will bring and try which media is best for your story/character/illustration. 


Beatrice will save enough time to go from table to table giving personal feedback to everyone. 

Portfolio Reviews

If there's enough time Beatrice will review your portfolio

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