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Award-winning illustrator Lynne Chapman explains her process for creating Jungle Grumble

Today we have two videos by Illustrator Lynne Chapman. In the first YouTube video Lynne explains how she Illustrates a picture book. Lynne gives insight into how she plans her illustrations with thumbnails sketches and also how she designs the pages in her book Jungle Grumble. Learn how she turns a page of emailed text from the publisher into line drawings. She also talks about the things she requests from the publisher before beginning her process.

In video two she explains how she creates different personalities for her animal characters and how she brings them to life. She explains how she uses photo reference to help her identify key features like making minor adjustments to the eyes to change the characters feel. She also talks about how she may have to draw the character over and over until she gets it right, I’m glad award-winning illustrators have to do that too. I thought I was the only one.

If you’d like to learn more about Lynne Chapman’s work you can check out her website or blog where she shares much more of her wonderful knowledge.

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  • Norm GrockNORM GROCKContributor, Founder

    Having grown up on the shores of Maui, Hawaii, Norm has always had a love for drawing. Since leaving the Islands’ beautiful beaches and landing in Oregon he went to college and received a degree in graphic design. Now living in Beaverton, Oregon, Norm has been working as a full-time graphic designer and illustrator for the last 12 years. He has spent countless hours perfecting his craft as a freelance illustrator working on several children’s books, a few video games and creating numerous educational products. His ability to draw has given him the chance to do the thing he truly loves — Create.

Lynne Chapman on Breaking into Children’s Books and her process-Part 3

This is a very inspiring series of videos from Lynne Chapman where she goes through her Creation Process and how she got into doing Children’s Books. With the economy being what it is we all need as much hope and inspiration as we can find. Lynne supplies that in spades!

Previous Posts with Lynne. First post.
Second post.

Check back next Wednesday for another. Also check out here website and blog!!

Becoming an illustrator from Open College of the Arts on Vimeo.

Lynne Chapman on Breaking into Children’s Books and her process-Part 2

This is a very inspiring series of videos from Lynne Chapman where she goes through her Creation Process and how she got into doing Children’s Books. With the economy being what it is we all need as much hope and inspiration as we can find. Lynne supplies that in spades! We already posted one last Wednesday.  Check back next Wednesday for another. Also check out here website and blog!!

How to illustrate a book – Part 2 from Open College of the Arts on Vimeo.

Lynne Chapman on Breaking into Children’s Books and her process

This is a very inspiring series of videos from Lynne Chapman where she goes through her Creation Process and how she got into doing Childrens Books. With the economy being what it is we all need as much hope and inspiration as we can find. Lynne supplies that in spades! I’ll post one of the video every Wednesday! If you don’t want to wait follow the link on the video to see the other four she has done. Also check out here website and blog!!

 

How to illustrate a book – Part 1 from Open College of the Arts on Vimeo.

How to illustrate a book – Part 1 from Open College of the Arts on Vimeo.

Lynne Chapman walks us through the genesis of her book, “Swap” Part 7

Part 6 of our exploration of Lynne Chapman’s posts about the process of her new book Swap. From pitching it to the publisher to dropping the final art in the mail.
You can see Part 1 here.
You can see Part 2 here.
You can see Part 3 here.
You can see Part 4 here.
You can see Part 5 here.
You can see Part 6 here.

Today we post another five blog posts from Lynne’s journey. To jump to the end and see all the posts now, drop by Lynne’s blog!

In her 30th post Lynne has finished her previous image and is moving on to the other more complicated images.

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Lynne Chapman walks us through the genesis of her book, “Swap” Part 6

Part 6 of our exploration of Lynne Chapman’s posts about the process of her new book Swap. From pitching it to the publisher to dropping the final art in the mail.
You can see Part 1 here.
You can see Part 2 here.
You can see Part 3 here.
You can see Part 4 here.
You can see Part 5 here.

Today we post another five blog posts from Lynne’s journey.  To jump to the end and see all the posts now, drop by Lynne’s blog!

In her 26th post Lynne discusses coloring a couple of the images that proved to be a bit difficult to compose.

In her 27th post the initial scans of the artwork have been returned and Lynne needs to go in and remove all that pink from her backgrounds using Photoshop!

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Lynne Chapman walks us through the genesis of her book, “Swap” Part 5

Part 5 of our exploration of Lynne Chapman’s posts about the process of her new book Swap. From pitching it to the publisher to dropping the final art in the mail.
You can see Part 1 here.
You can see Part 2 here.
You can see Part 3 here.
You can see Part 4 here.

Today we post another five blog posts from Lynne’s journey.  To jump to the end and see all the posts now, drop by Lynne’s blog!

In her 21st post Lynne discusses switching things up and working on the vignettes of  Sparky a bit!

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Lynne Chapman walks us through the genesis of her book, “Swap” Part 4

Part 4 of our exploration of Lynne Chapman’s posts about the process of her new book Swap. From pitching it to the publisher to dropping the final art in the mail.
You can see Part 1 here.
You can see Part 2 here.
You can see Part 3 here.

Today we post another five blog posts from Lynne’s journey.  To jump to the end and see all the posts now, drop by Lynne’s blog!

In her 16th post Lynne discusses changing the sketches for the end of the story now that the script has changed a bit.  Check out her creative solution!

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Lynne Chapman walks us through the genesis of her book, “Swap” Part 3

Part 3 of our exploration of Lynne Chapman’s posts about the process of her new book Swap. From pitching it to the publisher to dropping the final art in the mail.

You can see Part 1 here.
You can see Part 2 here.

Today we post another five blog posts from Lynne’s journey.  To jump to the end and see all the posts now, drop by Lynne’s blog!

In her 11th post Lynne finally finishes up all her roughs and has sent them off to the publisher! Now she’s biting her nails waiting for the response and inevitable reworks that will come with it!

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Lynne Chapman walks us through the genesis of her book, “Swap” Part 2

Part 2 Of our exploration of Lynne Chapman’s posts about the process of her new book Swap. From pitching it to the publisher to dropping the final art in the mail.

You can see Part 1 here.

 Today we post another five blog posts from Lynne’s journey.  To jump to the end and see all the posts now, drop by Lynne’s blog!


In her sixth post Lynne takes time to further get to know her characters and work out some issues with the previous sketches. Who knew a dog’s head wouldn’t fit inside a trumpet.

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