Vector Your Book Art!

Adobe Illustrator taught by children's book illustrator Wendy Martin in six videos. $149

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Click the video lightbox to watch the free replay of Wendy's complete January 21 workshop, Children's Book Illustration with Adobe Illustrator. The thumbnail will change to a larger video player. You can adjust the settings to HD  720p once the video has started playing.

Vector Your Kids' Book Art: Adobe Illustrator for Children's Book Illustrators 

A highly focused, self-paced course for illustrators interested in creating children's book art in vector graphics. Recorded from the weekly online sessions that Wendy Martin taught to 19 students in February

Six hours of concentrated HD video instruction!

Let accomplished digital and traditional professional illustrator Wendy Martin show you, over the course of six hour-long video sessions how to use Adobe Illustrator, the world's foremost vector image creation software to create painterly, multi-layered illustrations, including for your next promotional postcard for children's book art directors, editors and client prospects.

Vector art illustration by Wendy Martin

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    Wendy's slides

    Download Wendy's slides to show examples of vector illustration art by her and illustrators Russ Cox, Jannie Ho, Greg Matusic, Nikki Boetger, Debbie Meyer, Bob Ostrom, Mark Harmon and Echo Chernik.

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    Text chat transcript

    Text chat from Wendy's live workshop Jan. 21 workshop includes viewers' comments, conversation and shared resource links

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What you can expect from Wendy's video lessons

  • Learn to work digitally without your art resulting in a 'cookie cutter' look.
  • Discover the advantages of working with scale-able vector art: Make images useful for multiple applications. Open avenues to children's educational and licensing markets.
  • Follow Wendy's step-by-step process instructions to complete a polished, personal project.
  •  Structured course presentations with strategic milestones for you to meet in each lesson.
  •  Complete the class and your promotional postcard at your own pace, with videos you can stop and start and replay as often as you like.
  •  Receive your own course completion raccoon of honor badge created by Wendy that you can affix to your artist's website, blog or online portfolio.

Course syllabus

  • Class night 1: Create your concept art, rough pencils.
  • Class night 2: Import your sketches into Illustrator and inking (If you are getting the 30-day trial of the software, sign up for it AFTER you are ready to begin inking.)
  • Class night 3: Produce color comps, starting with flat color.
  • Class night 4: Add shading and details.
  • Class night 5: Pull it all together.
  • Class night 6: Q&A Session with Wendy, Mark and students.

Tools You'll need:

  • If you already have Adobe Creative Suite, you have Illustrator. If you don't you can try it out via Adobe's Trial Subscription for the Creative Cloud Suite. You can complete Wendy's class and create your promotional postcard within the 30 days of the free trial.
  • Small Wacom tablet, like a Bamboo or Intuous with a stylus or similar (recommended for best results. You can use a mouse to draw, but you won't have pressure sensitivity functionality.
  • Scanner or smart phone or digital camera to snap photos of your pencil sketches that you'll import into your AI software
  • Pencil and copy paper, tracing paper or sketchbook to draw on



Vector Your Kids' Book Art: Illustrator for Children's Book Illustrators!  

Only $149

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"I learned more in six hours with Wendy that I did in two years on my own, with several thick textbooks! Wendy is a wealth of information wrapped in patience. I would recommend this class to anyone who is interested in learning how to develop skills and style in Adobe Illustrator. I am unstuck, inspired and grateful!"

Lisa Roszler, Charlotte, NC

"This was a fun group of classmates AND instructors! I'll stay tuned for any future classes that catch my interest. The webinar format really is perfect for artists with busy day-jobs, and it was very budget-friendly, too. It was definitely worth every penny. :)"

See Kathryn's final art piece and blogpost about her experience of the class here.

"Wendy Martin's Vector Your Kids Book Art is an excellent introduction to Adobe Illustrator. After the first class you will have an overall view of AI and its tools and enough technical knowledge to scan your artwork into AI and start inking!

"Wendy patiently explains the entire process of creating your first vector illustration; from hand drawn sketch to inking, coloring, and shading the final art. Special coloring tools such as the gradient and blend tools are explained and demonstrated in great detail.

"I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to get started in AI as quickly as possible!"

Cindy Artman, St. Charles, MO

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