Watercolour is a beautiful and expressive medium. Combined with picture book illustration it can create stunning visual narratives for personal or professional picture books. Join author and illustrator, Gabriel Evans, as he shares watercolour illustration techniques and approaches. This course will see students produce a number of small, finished artworks and provide the initial skills in book illustration. Gabriel will be sharing insight into developing portfolios for publishers, using social media and the working relationship with a publisher.
Beginners, Intermediate (14+ years)View list of Student Requirements for this course
Gabriel Evans is a children’s book author and illustrator working with some of Australia’s most loved publishers including Penguin, Scholastic, Walker Books and Hardie Grant. He has illustrated over twenty-five books with acclaimed Australian and USA authors and received notable mentions in the Children’s Book Council Book of the Year award. He has written and illustrated his own picture books with recent releases including Norton and the Bear (Berbay), The Cute Penguin (Hardie Grant) and Ollie and Augustus (Walker Books). The latter was subsequently sold to Candlewick for a USA release in 2020. He travels Australia talking to adults and children from major capital cities to remote indigenous communities in the Pilbara and the Kimberley. He works from a small studio near a river where he drinks tea and makes books. www.gabrielevansartist.com