Alabama Contemporary Art Center

Illustrator Val Webb will draw throughout this three-hour interactive talk, demonstrating how to combine observation with imagination to design original animal characters that sparkle with personality. Learn to show action and facial expression, and to create three-dimensional effects with light and shadow. Get tips on drawing eyes and different fur textures.

Val will also discuss current trends in the children’s book market, submissions, copyright, building a portfolio and marketing your illustration work. This demonstration/workshop is packed with information for aspiring illustrators or anyone interested in children’s books and the animal characters┬áthat populate them.

Simply watch and listen — or bring your sketchbook and follow along!

Val Webb is the illustrator of 11 books for children, including two “Cabbage Patch Kids” titles for Hasbro Toys. She has designed characters for the children’s book industry and for individual authors. Val’s illustrations and cartoons are included in collections across the US, in the UK and Japan. She currently lives in Fairhope.

More of her work can be seen at

Registration ends December 3rd

Please contact Brennan Gibson to register.
P 251 208 5658 / F 251 208 5655

Price: $40 per person


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