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Cherry Denman

“Exuberance is beauty. Learn, share, flourish.”

Cherry Denman trained at Oxford’s Ruskin School of Drawing before going on to the Royal College of Art where she gained her MA. Cherry later taught art at Dorset Art College and City and Guilds in London. She has worked extensively in illustration and to date has illustrated more than twenty titles for children, whilst her artwork credentials for comics include contributions to the QI Annuals.

Cherry has also worked in design for other consumer products, including creating a popular line of ceramics. The story book The Girl from the French Fort, a collaboration with celebrated Chinese author Hong Ying, launched in China Summer 2014 where it was voted the Best Children’s Book in China just one week after publication.

Upcoming Masterclasses

Botanical Illustrations

This is a good, basic, old fashioned plant drawing course, for which you will need a sharp pencil and an inquiring mind. Once you have learnt the tricks, solutions and methods that Botanical Illustrators have used for centuries, you will be amazed at how your pencil skills improve leaving you free to take your plant drawing abilities in any direction you choose.

Go wild!

* Brief introduction to the art of Botanical Illustration.
* Explore the basic forms and structures that make up the ” bones” of plant forms.
* Learn the importance of a sharp pencil and a single line!
* Curves, folds, junctions and roots …let’s draw.

Story Illustrations – Write and Illustrate your own Stories

I firmly believe that everyone of us is capable of writing and illustrating our own stories and I hope that this course will help ease the characters, places and words out of your head and onto the open page. I will show you how to simplify your ideas, help you with the structure a story requires, and give you the confidence and ability to draw the characters you need to bring your ideas bursting into the world.

Things you will learn:

How to destruct and simplify
Cheats, short cuts and tricky bits to avoid
The Rules of Book Publishing and how to get noticed.

Let’s draw!

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