Children’s Illustration for Editorial Publications

A course by Pamela Barbieri
Illustrator. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Joined November 2016
, Illustrator

Learn to approach children’s illustration projects from the brief to the final delivery

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% Positive reviews (183)
  • 2602 students

Learn to approach children’s illustration projects from the brief to the final delivery

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% Positive reviews (183)
  • 2602 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 18 Lessons (3h 22m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

Drawing for the little ones and accompanying funny stories with colorful images is what Pamela Barbieri is passionate about. Her 6 years of experience as an illustrator have led her to know the children's publishing market in depth, in addition to developing a method of creating infallible characters. Among his clients are the magazine Garden of Genies, Éditions Auzou, Cottage Door Press, The Clever Factory, Catapult Publishers, among many others.

In this course you will learn to illustrate a double page of a children's magazine from the simplest to the most complex, in a professional manner.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Illustrating for the little ones
  • U3
    U3. Tools to illustrate
  • U4
    U4. Commission from start to finish
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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The first thing you will do is meet Pamela Barbieri, her passion for children's illustration and how they started. Also, you will know his most important works and the biggest influences of his career.

You will learn about the different targets that exist in the children's publishing market, and you will try different styles of illustration designing a character, starting with the head and placing special emphasis on expressions. Once you have defined the face, you will create the body of your character using the puppet method.

Pamela will teach you all the basic resources to create illustrated stories such as line, color palettes and composition, and then focus your attention on the brief: what it is, how it is structured and what are its benefits to create your illustrations.

Now comes the moment of truth. You will receive an assignment and you will work it as if it were real. You will study the brief to start brainstorming. You will draw the first sketches until you have the most potential and then vectorize it in Adobe Illustrator and add color after doing different tests.

Finally, Pamela will tell you a bit about work as a freelancer, the importance of the organization, the relationship with customers and the advantages and disadvantages of having an agent.

What is this course's project?

You will tell a story from beginning to end in a double-page illustration for a children's magazine.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

Illustrators, graphic designers, drawing professionals and people interested in immersing themselves in the world of children's illustration.

What you need

To do this course you need basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and a lot of desire to draw.

With respect to materials, you will need a computer or computer with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as basic drawing elements to make sketches.


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Pamela Barbieri

A course by Pamela Barbieri


Pamela Barbieri is an Argentine illustrator with more than 6 years of experience. He is passionate about telling stories with images for the little ones and accompany the work of writers with illustrations full of color. His work focuses mainly on the development of children's drawings for magazines, books and children's clothing.

He has worked for clients such as Arcor, Lucky Little Moose, Sticker Picker and Cottage Door Press, Igloo Publishing, Garden of Geniuses, Catapult editors, The Clever Factory, Mandioca Station, Editions Auzou, Genios Magazine, Invisible Editions, Samsung Publishing, Namaka Magazine and plus .


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Illustrating for the little ones

    • Target
    • Character design, head and face
    • Character design, body I
    • Character design, body II
  • U3

    Tools to illustrate

    • The line as a resource I
    • The line as a resource II
    • Theory of color
    • Composition
    • Brief
  • U4

    Commission from start to finish

    • The order arrives ... Hands to work
    • Sketches around here, sketches over there I
    • Sketches around here, sketches over there II
    • Time to vectorize I
    • Time to vector II
    • Adding color
    • Be our own bosses
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Children's illustration for magazines

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Children’s Illustration for Editorial Publications. A Illustration course by Pamela Barbieri

Children’s Illustration for Editorial Publications

A course by Pamela Barbieri
Illustrator. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Joined November 2016
  • 98% Positive reviews (183)
  • 2602 students