Literature Brief 1
Literature Brief 1 was delivered and critiqued by Bloomsbury at the residential which kicked off the Pathways programme. Mentees produced a short sequence of three illustrations, inspired by the title ‘An Incredible Journey’. Their illustrations had to be guided by a series of prompts relating to their character, that character’s emotions, a prop, and the type of adventure the character would have.
Anglia Ruskin University
Friday 13 December
Literature Brief 2
Literature Brief 2 was set and critiqued by Andersen Press, and required mentees to develop three characters from a choice of six described in an excerpt from an unpublished picture book text, for a target audience of 4 to 6 year olds. The three character illustrations would need to stand alone as individual A5 postcards – but when laid side-by-side, the characters should also be interacting with one another. Parameters included no or minimal use of background environments. This brief ran alongside the Masterclasses on Character, Animal and People illustration.
Camberwell University of the Arts
Tuesday 14 January
Literature Brief 3
Literature Brief 3, set and critiqued by Scholastic, was a non-fiction illustration task. Drawing from an unpublished text, mentees had to research and develop a character, then illustrate six sequential scenes in a unique concertina fold-out format, creating rich, believable environments which the character would move through. Parameters included limiting colour palettes to two or maximum three colours. This brief ran alongside the Masterclasses in Place, Atmosphere and Environments illustration, Sequential Narrative, and Image Construction.
Literature Brief 4
Literature Brief 4, set and critiqued by Nosy Crow, was a task in illustrated fiction. Drawing from an unpublished text, mentees had to develop a series of characters and environments, then illustrate around the provided test. Mentees were provided with a number of parameters from Nosy Crow. This brief ran alongside a Short Course in Illustrated Fiction.