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Hi all,
I have been teaching art to kids for many years now. I want to dive into the fun world of book illustration.

Are there any online courses that would show me the light?! The steps on how to get into the field?
The courses I see online seem to focus on "how to draw" or "how to write", and not on the business aspect of setting up a career in this (e.g. Portfolio info, how to find authors/publishers who need their books to be illustrated, etc etc)

Thanks in advance!
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#1 - October 03, 2016, 11:59 AM

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I highly recommend SVS! I've taken a bunch of their courses and they're awesome! https://svslearn.com/#%2F  They have both how to draw type courses, and business of illustrating type courses, and a lot more.

Also, check out this thread about putting together a portfolio: https://www.scbwi.org/boards/index.php?topic=74823.0

And this: https://www.scbwi.org/boards/index.php?topic=65310.0

And this: https://www.scbwi.org/boards/index.php?topic=65417.0

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#2 - October 03, 2016, 01:41 PM
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I highly recommend SVS! I've taken a bunch of their courses and they're awesome! https://svslearn.com/#%2F  They have both how to draw type courses, and business of illustrating type courses, and a lot more.

Also, check out this thread about putting together a portfolio: https://www.scbwi.org/boards/index.php?topic=74823.0

And this: https://www.scbwi.org/boards/index.php?topic=65310.0

And this: https://www.scbwi.org/boards/index.php?topic=65417.0

 :goodluck

OMG thank you sooooo much!!!! I will look through all of this tonite. I just joined SCBWI yesterday. I have to read up a lot of stuff that's here on the discussion board. I am so lucky to have to found this!
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You're so welcome!! I hope it helps!
#4 - October 03, 2016, 05:07 PM
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SVS Learn - Lee White's How to Make Money in Illustration courses would be a great place to start.
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SVS Learn - Lee White's How to Make Money in Illustration courses would be a great place to start.

thank you! will look into it
#6 - October 08, 2016, 01:53 PM

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