Yesterday was a gorgeous day here in Melbourne, crisp and clear. The morning was cool but the sun was shining and the breeze gentle. I went to CERES (Community Environmental Park) for an Illustration Workshop with illustrator Elise Hurst. This was a SCBWI-organised event but open to interested others.
The workshop was primarily pitched at writers who wanted to understand a little more of how an illustrator works, including basic drawing, watercolouring and storyboarding. It was hands-on with participants having a play in pencil and paint at shaping images. We saw how some realistic images easily lend themselves to adaptation as book characters.
The workshop was three hours but this was a whistlestop tour and I’m already keen to go back for a longer play.