Hi, I'm Romica Spiegl-Jones, an Austrian illustrator and designer based in Manchester (UK) and I love thinking up stories for children's books.
The aim of this class is to show you my process and help you to get ideas for your own picture book spread. Double page spreads are an integral part of any children's book portfolio pitch. Initially intended only for my youtube-channel, I adapted the videos and added prompts to benefit aspiring children's book illustrators.
What you get
How does it work?
After showing you my tools, planning process, and a speed drawing, I will give you prompts to create your own story and double page spread. The real work starts with your project. By following the steps outlined in the Class Project you will create a finished double page spread for your portfolio from idea to finish.
This class is self-paced, meaning you can take it at your own time. You will not be able to interact with me, however you can share your work on social media with #picturebookprompts and tag @romica_s on Instagram if you'd like me to see it and maybe say hello.
Skill level: Intermediate
Skills needed: Composition, Character Development, Storytelling
I'll share a resource document with recommended resources for brushing up your skills in the class. However, I will not cover these skills. Please note these resources are external and not free but really good value for money.
How can I get the most out of this class?
As with anything in life: the more you put into this, the more you will get out of it. If you are looking for a quick fix and videos doing the work for you, this class is not what you are looking for. However, if you believe in hard work, learning, and continuous development, this class is a great starting point for your career as children's book illustrator.
I believe in you and hope you will enjoy this class,
Passionate illustrator, designer and online instructor. Romica finally had the guts to do what she loves, changed career path towards the creative industries and never looked back. She wants to encourage other creative minds to develop their courage and creative skills and live a happy and creative life.