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Vintage Illustration for Engaging Children’s Books

A course by Ingela P Arrhenius , Illustrator

Illustrator. Stockholm, Sweden.
Joined March 2021

Create a visual universe that inspires young readers by exploring illustration techniques, playful typography, and book design

  • Best seller
  • 99% positive reviews (205)
  • 4430 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Create a visual universe that inspires young readers by exploring illustration techniques, playful typography, and book design

A course by Ingela P Arrhenius

Children’s illustration gives us the opportunity to pique curiosity in the minds of young readers from an early age through words and images. Illustrator Ingela P Arrhenius specializes in doing just that through her bold and colorful artwork. She has illustrated and published multiple children’s books, one of which has been translated into over 20 languages worldwide.

In this course, Ingela teaches you how to design a children’s book filled with joyful drawings from scratch. Discover how to illustrate cheerful images that kids engage with using a combination of digital and analog tools. Brighten up your own children’s book with a vintage twist.

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What will you learn in this online course?

13 lessons & 17 downloads

The Different Shapes of Books
8 minutes, 13 seconds
Tiny Sketches
20 minutes, 32 seconds
Refining the Best Sketches 1
18 minutes, 2 seconds
The Illustration 1
18 minutes, 59 seconds
The Typography
9 minutes, 16 seconds
The Dummy
7 minutes, 54 seconds
  • 99% positive reviews (205)
  • 4430 students
  • 13 lessons (2h 20m)
  • 17 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Design your own accordion-style Leporello children’s book and box filled with vintage illustrations.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone interested in vintage illustration and creating their own children’s books.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is needed.

In terms of materials, Ingela uses Adobe Illustrator and Procreate, but you can use traditional tools like colored paper and pencils if you prefer. If you decide to work digitally, you will also need access to a printer. Glue is required to put your book and box together.


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4430 Students
205 Reviews
99% Positive ratings

Ingela P Arrhenius

A course by Ingela P Arrhenius

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Illustrator

Ingela P Arrhenius is a Swedish illustrator who has over 30 years of experience in her field. She has been drawing and making things for as long as she can remember, and first started her creative career in an advertising agency. From there, she took part-time classes in everything from oil painting to drawing before going on to study graphic design full-time at Bergh School of Communication. After graduating, she set up her business as a freelance illustrator, working on magazines, book covers, advertising campaigns, and more before publishing her first children’s book in 1994.

Since then, Ingela has published 10 books in collaboration with her scriptwriter husband and worked with a number of brands on international projects, including stamps for The Swedish Post and a series of limited-edition beauty products for Biotherm. She has also been commissioned to create print patterns for fabrics, wallpaper, stationery, packaging, home accessories, toys, and more.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Books, Inspiration and Sketching

    • The Different Shapes of Books
    • Finding Your Universe
    • Tiny Sketches
    • Refining the Best Sketches 1
    • Refining the Best Sketches 2
  • U3

    Making Our Leporello

    • The Illustration 1
    • The Illustration 2
    • The Typography
    • The Dummy
  • U4

    How to Continue

    • A Series of Books
    • A Collaboration That Is Right for You
  • FP

    Final project

    • Vintage Illustration for Engaging Children’s Books

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Vintage Illustration for Engaging Children’s Books. Illustration course by Ingela P Arrhenius Best seller

Vintage Illustration for Engaging Children’s Books

A course by Ingela P Arrhenius
Illustrator. Stockholm, Sweden.
Joined March 2021
  • 99% positive reviews (205)
  • 4430 students