Becky showed gave us a brief to follow today to learn how to create the first few steps of a children’s book.
First, I created the appropriate size document and entered the grids. I placed in the text and page numbers to ensure that all of the content was on the correct pages before I began to place images.
Here are the double page spreads that I created:
I used a range of tools:
- different paragraph and character styles
- pen tool
- placing text on a line
- using different layers
- awareness of space on the page
I really enjoyed this exercise – especially creating my own pages for a children’s book. It was a good chance to put into practice what I have learnt so far. Earlier this week, I found out I am spending 8 weeks on the Children’s Marketing department at HarperCollins, so this exercise has definitely helped as a stepping stone onto building my design skills.
I have also begun to notice how my modules are overlapping and this is an example. I have realised how important Becky’s design practice is in relation to my children’s module. Design is one of, if not the, most important factor of a child’s book – this generates the appeal and tells the story through the illustrations.
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