Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Illustration Skills

It's Illustration Tuesday. One of the schools folks (especially those from the East Coast) go to when they want to be illustrators is the Rhode Island School of Design. As well as degree programs, they also have a continuing education certificate program that includes children's book illustration. It's interesting to see the required courses. It shows what the fundamentals are and what training one should have. Go here and then click on Program Guide For Children's Book Illustration to see. There are courses in basic art skills, digital skills, book illustration, and portfolio preparation/professional practices. Knowing how to use Photoshop is considered a basic skill. Are you up on what you need to know? If you want to improve your skills, perhaps check your own local community college. Wikipedia on Photoshop is here.

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