Module Four: Writing Techniques, Colour & Materials

Module Four: Writing Techniques, Colour & Materials

Introduction to writing techniques

Zanni introduces you to writing techniques covered in this module.

password: writing

Introduction to using colour and materials

Anna introduces you to the importance of colour and materials when illustrating picture books.

password: colour

Handout: Introduction to writing techniques

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Module Four Handout Introduction to Writing Techniques

Handout: Introduction to using colour and materials

Open the handout to read about our illustration goals for this module.

Module Four Handout Introduction To Using Colour And Materials

Writing techniques

Narrative, concept, non-fiction, and well-being writing techniques

Zanni talks about the difference between narrative, concept, non-fiction, and well-being picture books and some writing techniques to consider.

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Interview with author, Penny Harrison

Zanni chats to Penny Harrison, author of concept picture books such as Extraordinary.

password: penny

Handout: Narrative, concept, non-fiction, and well-being writing techniques

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Module Four Handout Narrative, Concept, Non-Fiction, Well-Being

Task: Use narrative, concept, non-fiction, and well-being techniques

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Module Four Task Narrative, Concept, Non-fiction, Well-being

Handout: Narrative writing techniques

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Module Four Handout Narrative Writing Techniques

Literary writing techniques

Zanni shares some thoughts about literary writing techniques you can use in your picture books.

password: writing

Task: Literary writing techniques

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Module Four Task Literary Writing Techniques

Task: Rhythm and tone

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Module Four Task Rhythm and Tone

Show don’t tell

Zanni shares some thoughts about show don’t tell.

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Task: Show don’t tell

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Module Four Task Show Don’t Tell

Task: Write concisely

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Module Four Task Write Concisely

Interview with award-winning author, Maggie Hutchings

Zanni chats to award-winning author, Maggie Hutchings, author of Honour Book of the Year: Your Birthday Was The Best!.

password: maggie

Finding your voice

Zanni shares some thoughts about embracing your picture book voice.

password: writing

Exploring colour

Create a colour wheel

Anna shows you how to create a colour wheel to use for your illustrations.

password: colour

Interview with shortlisted author, Dave Petzold

Zanni chats Dave about his shortlisted book, Seven Seas Of Seven Fleas and how Dave uses colour in his work.

password: dave

Task: Create a colour wheel

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Module Four Task Create A Colour Wheel

Using watercolour

Watercolour techniques and exercises

Anna guides you through watercolour techniques. Use the video to complete the exercises below.

password: colour

Handout: Introduction to using watercolour

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Module Four Handout Introduction To Watercolour

Task: Watercolour techniques

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Module Four Task Watercolour Techniques

Using coloured pencil

Coloured pencil techniques and exercises

Anna shows you how to use coloured pencil in your work. Use the video to complete the exercises below.

password: colour

Handout: Introduction to using coloured pencils

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Module Four Handout Introduction To Coloured Pencil

Task: Coloured pencil techniques

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Module Four Task Coloured Pencil Techniques

Using mixed media

Mixed media techniques and exercises

Anna shows you how to use mixed media in your work. Use the video to complete the exercises below.

password: colour

Handout: Introduction to mixed media

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Module Four Handout Introduction to Mixed Media

Task: Mixed media techniques

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Module Four Task Using Mixed Media

Task: Simple form, line, colour, and mixed media

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Module Four Task Simple Form, Line, Colour, And Mixed Media

Module Four Assignments

Due the last Friday of May.

Writing Assignment: Write a picture book manuscript

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Module Four Writing Assignment Write A Picture Book Manuscript

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Illustration Assignment: Use colour and materials

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Module Four Illustration Assignment Using Colour And Materials

Congratulations! You have completed Module Four: Writing Techniques, Colour & Materials. Please proceed to Module Five: Editing, Storyboarding & Dummy Books.