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World Book Day

Book Illustration

 

Illustration in modern literature dates back over 600 years when illustrations were skillfully carved into the page.   

 

Now, illustrations are considered to be just as important as the story itself, especially in children's books and the illustrations are often what we remember.  They attract us to a story, can connect us with the characters and help our imaginations run wild.  Ultimately, they are what leads us through a narrative before we can even read.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Task

 

Follow this tutorial with Shoo Rayner, children's author and illustrator, and draw your very own shark illustration. Don't forget to give your character a name and personality by adding a speech bubble.  Have fun!

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