Blog Posts tagged: Illustration

Collage of illustrated Beano characters

Happy Birthday Beano!

This year marks the 80th birthday of Beano. To celebrate, we invited them to share some little-known facts about everyone's favourite comic.

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Hannah Foley on Illustrating Books for Children

Illustrator Hannah Foley recently worked on her very first book for children with author Vivian French. Here, she shares all of the advice and insights she's learned through her career so far.

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Half finished image from Peter Pan: The Graphic Novel, showing how colour is added to an image in a graphic novel

5 Tips for Drawing Brilliant Comics

Creating comic strips presents a variety of stimulating challenges, so we've asked comic creator Fin Cramb to give us his top 5 essential tips to help young writers work in this medium. With the deadline for our graphic novel competition approaching, these insights could be just what your pupils need to make the final edits to their comic adaptations.

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How to Illustrate Dramatic Moments in Children’s Books

How do you add tension and drama to drawing for children's books? Award-winning illustrator Guy Parker-Rees offers a few handy hints.

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Woman reading with baby

Learning Words and Loving Pictures

Tracy Cooper asks whether word learning should be the primary goal of reading with children

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Our Author Visit: David Litchfield

In April 2017, author and illustrator David Litchfield visited schools in Stirling. Students at Strathblane Primary School used the visit to inspire their own creative writing.

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Teen participants listening to a speaker at StoryCon

StoryCon, the Free Creative Conference for Teens, is Back!

StoryCon, Scotland's biggest creative writing & illustration get-together for 13 - 19 year olds, is back for summer 2017. Learn more and book your place!

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Children's illustrator Frank Rodgers

Drawing Tips from a Children's Illustrator

Children's illustrator Frank Rodgers has just launched an exciting new YouTube channel with free illustrations classes for children and adults.Here, Frank tells us more about the channel, and gives five top tips to get you started in illustration activities.

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Students working on their project

Exploring the Stories of Refugees Through Art and Drama

Find out how Greenfaulds High School used Alpha, a graphic novel about a young man's desperate journey from Northern Africa to Europe, as inspiration for a cross-curricular project exploring the stories of refugees through art and drama.

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Getting Started as a Writer: Chris Kelso Shares His Tips

Scottish writer, illustrator, editor and journalist Chris Kelso shares tips for writers who're just getting started.

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