Invent and draw characters with illustrator Liz Anelli May 25th
Updated: May 19, 2020
Get a head start on creating your own comics and picture books. Inventing and drawing characters, backgrounds and page-turn-ability is tricky if you think you can't draw. Simple printmaking with rubber stamps and found objects makes this so much easier and more fun. Characters invent themselves just by experimenting with different shapes and then they start to tell their own stories. Liz will demonstrate and facilitate students in using mono-print and collage to create characters, story and atmosphere.
Liz Anelli has illustrated over 20 picture books and bases her school sessions on their inventive visual narrative. When she makes books she collages drawing, painting, printmaking and scraps of packaging, tickets, and patterns into some pretty complicated digital scenes. Her non-fiction and fiction children’s books have been much shortlisted and awarded. She also makes illustrated maps.
Liz moved from England in 2012 to live in sunny Newcastle where it is much nicer to sketch outside – drawing is her favourite pastime. Liz is a Board Director of ASA, an Ambassador for Books in Homes and reviews picture books for CBCA. She is represented by Fiona Kensole of The Transatlantic Agency, USA. New titles for publication in 2020 are "Dry to Dry" (a second Nature Story Series title) and "The Biscuit Maker" (Walker Books).
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