Guide to Storytelling for Illustrators

STORYTELLING IS AN ESSENTIAL SKILL FOR ALL ILLUSTRATORS. WHETHER YOU’RE PLANNING A CHILDREN’S BOOK, OR AN EDITORIAL ILLUSTRATION FOR A MAJOR PUBLICATION, YOU’LL NEED TO TELL A STORY.

Fine arts professionals know the importance of storytelling in their art, but how do you achieve the fine balance between too much and too little? Let’s talk about the basics behind visual storytelling and how it can infuse your work with context and importance.

    A simple doodle can still carry a story with the right background! No matter the art form, your illustrations tell a story. Every piece of art is the perfect place to weave in a story. Consider a children’s book or a graphic design equal mediums for your own visual storytelling potential.

Artist: Audrey Benjaminsen, Instructor 2021

Artist: Audrey Benjaminsen, Instructor 2021

Visual Arts Passage tunes your focus on the fundamentals of storytelling through tutorials and mentorship from industry professionals. If you are creating a picture book or children’s book, Process: Skill & Craft is the perfect place to start.

Build your visual storytelling skills with the help of mentors who are at the top of their game. Fellow students are also crafting and creating graphic novels, comic books, and varying piece s of art. Learning from peers is one of the most rewarding parts of engaging in a Visual Arts Passage course.

Artist: Audrey Benjaminsen, Instructor 2021

Artist: Audrey Benjaminsen, Instructor 2021