Author and illustrator Caroline Magerl will be running the next Write Links workshop on Saturday 4 May from 12:30 – 2:00 pm at State Library of Queensland before the Write Links people meet to network and critique.
We are fortunate to have Caroline share some of her tips with us. It doesn’t matter if you are an illustrator or not, this session will give you insights into the creative process.
Caroline Magerl is a Sunshine Coast based picture book author/illustrator. Her previous works have been awarded the 2001 Crichton for new illustrators (Aus) and A Bank Street College of Education 2017 “Best Children’s Books of the Year” (USA).
Her latest book Maya and Cat was released by Walker Books Australia in Aug 2018 and Caroline was in London for the UK launch in Feb 2019. Candlewick Press USA will release it in May 2019. The book is on the CBCA Notable list and the NSW Premier’s Literary Award shortlist for 2019.
Original illustrations from Maya and Cat were exhibited during an international launch at The Chris Beetles Gallery, St James, London where Caroline’s work is permanently represented.
Find out more about this book creator at her website.
The workshop is $15 for Book Links members and $25 for non-members. Bookings are essential as these workshops normally sell out. Book here.
Find out about Caroline Magerl’s process for illustrating.
There will be practical demonstrations.
View examples of roughs from Maya and Cat.
The session will cover:
How to go about initial sketches, to establish an overall style.
Designing spreads and considering options for page layout.
How to go from black and white concept drawings to colour.
Even if you are not an illustrator, you will have a chance to create and we will supply the materials. However if you are an illustrator and prefer to bring your own equipment, we will be using watercolour paper, brush size 10 or bigger, a small selection of basic colours, such as blue, red, yellow and an HB pencil and eraser.