My whole life I have spent hours in book shops admiring the illustrations of other people, so when my daughter was about 5 years old and showed a great interest in drawing I started drawing together with her. Only then I remembered that I used to draw and paint when I was little.
Knowing nothing about techniques and mixing colours I decided it was about time to learn more about it and after some online research I found the Illustrating Children’s Books Course.
At first I thought it would be too difficult, but slowly I gained more confidence and I started to really enjoy working for every assignment. The course material is easy to understand, also for not native speakers and in case you have any doubts, Maggy will answer all your questions in a really short time. Her feedback is really helpful, her comments make you understand your mistakes and improve your skills for future work.
In August I completed the follow on course, which has been very helpful, assisting you with the creation of your portfolio and giving you all the necessary information enabling you to continue on your own. In fact, I could never have imagined that one day I would find the courage to send out my images to publishers, but now this day has arrived! Fingers crossed!
Illustrating Children’s Books Diploma