Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Creating Characters

Today is Illustration Tuesday. When you take a story down to the bare bones, it is a character with a problem. Children want to meet interesting folks when they open a book so we need to take some time to develop the characters in our picture books. They need personality! Mo Willems talks about the process of getting to know his characters before they star in a book. It's the same for writers and illustrators.

1 comment:

Beth the Determined said...

This is my second attempt to comment on this wonderful clip with Mo Willems about character. It made me feel so much better, that it takes him a long time (a year!) to get to know his picture book characters who seem so simple and yet are complex underneath.

Thanks for tracking this down and sharing it!!

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