This week we went to Hume Library to meet an illustrator. Her name was Sue Degennaro. She taught us how to draw interesting characters such as a bear, a frog, a cat and a mouse. She showed us the importance of drawing shapes, shading and adding detail to our drawings. She also taught us how to bring the characters to life by placing the drawings in different positions and sizes to show movement. Changing a character’s facial expression can also change the story.
We asked Sue some questions about her job…
“How long does it take to illustrate a whole book?” – Sue “It takes 8 months to complete one book”
“How many books have you illustrated?” – Sue “I’ve illustrated 20 books”
“When did you start illustrating books?” – Sue “I started 10 years ago.”
We really enjoyed our time with Sue! 🙂 Here are some comments from students in our class.
“I really enjoyed illustrating” – Samia
“My favourite part was drawing the mouse and the cat” – Imogen
“I have improved with my drawings with her help” – Jason
“I’ve learnt how to draw different characters in different ways” – Kate
“I enjoyed the day, it was really amazing” – Maria
“I do art at home and I enjoyed learning new tips from Sue” – Ansh
“I’ve been very interested in drawing since I was 5 and Sue has helped me become more imaginative. She taught me the main parts of drawing” – Zain
“Sue helped me do different movements with my characters in drawing” – Lucas
“I enjoyed drawing the bear and the frog” – Briana
“I enjoyed drawing the bear because it was fun” – Aydin
Sue inspired us to draw interesting things in sketchnoting later that day. We sketchnoted information learnt about Global Warming and The Greenhouse Effect.