Word and image

Today was the first session of the St John Lloyd’s Catholic Secondary School illustration project. Over four sessions, a group of Year 10 students, will work with illustrator Fran Evans and artist Pip Lewis to design their own greetings card.


Fran has written and illustrated a number of children’s books as well as producing a range of greetings cards.


This first session began with a presentation by Fran, introducing illustration, exploring the development of ideas and the process of creating a final, commercially viable image. As part of this we considered the ways that words can work with images to give the right message to the audience that we would like to attract.


We started thinking about ideas and began the process of creating images in a number of different ways, including cutting up magazines, experimenting with backgrounds and creating initial drawings.

Before the next session we will think about and collect inspiring images and objects to develop an ideas page.




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