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I have written my first short children's book - age 4-6 . I have had a few illustrations done and I am really struggling to obtain some positive feedback prior to continuing with the illustrations to see if I am heading in the right direction - any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by: Claudia Evans

  1. Amy Mager on January 10, 2018

    There is a share your work are on this website, though I'm not sure whether you can attach photos. If not perhaps there are other blogs/forums out there where you might be able to attach a photo and get some feedback?

    I would say as long as the charterers/concept and the art's style work well together it should be good, if the illustrations have a distinct and consistent style, then its a good direction!
    And of course, trust your instinct. If you're feeling hesitant or unsure, perhaps its because it needs some re-drafting.

    Good Luck

  2. Andrew Newall on December 22, 2017

    Hi Claudia.

    Well done on writing the story. You might not get a proper feel for the book until all the artwork is done. If it’s a short book and you’re illustrating yourself, why don’t you just finish the drawings? Illustrating can be hard going, so another suggestion is doing sketches instead of fully worked pictures, like a “dummy” book. Just my own suggestions.

    Let us know how it goes.


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