Anne shared her wonderful artist's journals of charcoal and ink drawings she used while drawing The Peasant Prince.
Greg's talk focussed on Reading Pictures - picture books versus graphic novels (lots of audience participation too).
Jeannie's workshop focussed on making collages and collage picture books as a medium of expression for children.
I attended Freya's workshop. She shared how she created her gorgeous illustrations for Harry and Hopper and several other books. Freya even demonstrated her method of drawing a child so we could do it ourselves (well, attempt to do it ourselves). She's a very good teacher and we managed to produce something - my effort is at the bottom of this page (just the head as I didn't master body proportions, lol). A great workshop!
I wish I could take Freya home with me.
It was a perfect day for beginning or developing illustrators to learn from some of Australia's best children's books illustrators. Where were you??
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