MA Children’s Book Illustration

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The first year of my MA is complete!

Indeed, my first academic year as an MA Children’s Book Illustration student has come to an end already! It’s been a long and somewhat confusing term but I have learnt so much, and so much over the course of the year! To think that before I was on this course I hardly did any observational drawing outside life drawing is crazy. I have learnt so much, so much about drawing, colour, composition, sequence, perspective and what makes a ‘good’ image.

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Dry point printing

Throughout this term at uni we’ve been having different print tutorials in Anglia Ruskin’s amazing print rooms. Today we did some dry point printing and worked in groups of three to create prints based on seasons: ours was autumn!

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Mono printing Bunnies

At uni we recently had a Mono Printing tutorial and today in a spare couple of hours I decided to have a go at creating some imagery! Using reference from a video of my late rabbit Sooty, I created a print from laying the paper over the ink and simply drawing onto it.

As a real beginner to printing, I really like the simplicity of this method. I was happy with the results too and the loose feel to the images.

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