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(@simon-brown)
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Hi everyone,

I've been illustrating for years and want to start getting into children's book illustration.  Can anyone recommend a good online course?

I've found an online illustration course on Make Art That Sells is it any good?  Are there any other kids book illustration courses out there?

Thanks,

Si

 
Posted : May 30, 2022 4:21 am
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Welcome to the writers of the future forum Simon. I think your question would have a better chance on the illustrator's forum. I would help if I could but, I'm a writer, not an illustrator.

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Posted : June 2, 2022 9:17 am
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@storysinger Isn’t this the illustrator portion of the forum? This is posted under art and illustration.

Sadly, I don’t know of any good online illustrator courses. 

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Posted : June 4, 2022 8:59 am
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@storysinger Many thanks for your reply. I thought I posted in the "Art & Illustration" section?
I know this may be a silly question, but where is the illustrator's forum if this isn't it?

Thanks again...

 
Posted : June 6, 2022 7:37 am
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There is a forumite, that could help (@clfors). I think she does both contests.  

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Posted : June 7, 2022 5:27 am
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Quarter 1 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol.39 is another possible path to enlightenment.

 

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Posted : June 7, 2022 5:29 am
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Clip studio Paint offers free tutorials to those who have purchased their software. Their software is a. reasonably priced and b. versatile enough to create entries that fall within IOTF's specified entry guidelines. Also, this link may be helpful: https://tinyworkshops.com/best-childrens-book-illustration-classes-online/

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Posted : June 8, 2022 6:20 am
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@simon-brown hi! I’m a writer and illustrator. Did you find what you were looking for. I actually don’t know what courses on illustration are good to take as I’m primarily self-taught. The Illustrator articles on the Illustrators of the future have some cool advice and insights though.

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Posted : June 23, 2022 7:04 pm
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Hey, I am know hara, Take look here Illustration for children's book. 

 
Posted : August 4, 2022 10:45 pm
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Posted by: @brucewayne

Hey, I am know hara, Take look here Illustration for children's book. 

Hello Bruce, due to spam filters any external link is always removed on your first post. You will need to provide any link newly.

 

 
Posted : August 5, 2022 6:35 pm
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@jason ok here's the link I would like to suggest. removed link

 
Posted : August 9, 2022 11:05 pm
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Posted by: @brucewayne

@jason ok here's the link I would like to suggest. removed link

@brucewayne can you direct message me the link and I can add it. The system still thinks your link is spam for some reason...

 
Posted : August 10, 2022 7:52 am
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Posted by: @simon-brown

Hi everyone,

I've been illustrating for years and want to start getting into children's book illustration.  Can anyone recommend a good online course?

I've found an online illustration course on Make Art That Sells is it any good?  Are there any other kids book illustration courses out there?

Thanks,

Si

 

Did you try Udemy courses? If not, give it a try. My all-time favorites for learning new things online will be Udemy and YouTube resources. 

Bonus tip:

Check this article on "How to become a children's book illustrator - 9 tips"

 

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Posted : January 5, 2023 12:05 am
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I know this is an old thread, but I'm new to the forum.
I haven't vetted any of these options personally, but here are some links that might be helpful:

Storyteller Academy: https://www.storytelleracademy.com/

SCBWI: https://www.scbwi.org/

Chris Oatley: https://chrisoatley.com/

 
Posted : July 19, 2023 6:21 pm
Sarah Morrison
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PM me if you need these links - but you can also Google them. 😉

 
Posted : July 20, 2023 10:50 am
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Posted by: @tashari

PM me if you need these links - but you can also Google them. 😉

Eventually the Forum software will trust your links. When an account is new, the software is more suspicious.

 

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Posted : July 20, 2023 8:04 pm
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Posted by: @tashari

I know this is an old thread, but I'm new to the forum.
I haven't vetted any of these options personally, but here are some links that might be helpful:

Storyteller Academy: removed link

SCBWI: removed link

Chris Oatley: removed link

Please try going back into the post and editing it and seeing if it will let you put the links in now... If not you can PM them to me and I will override the spam control filter...

 

 
Posted : July 20, 2023 9:04 pm
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this thread is super useful!!

 
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