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David Melling shows how he creates a picture book. (Was very happy to have sold this for Barron's! Glad that we still have The Kiss That Missed.)

How to Create Animal Characters for a Picture Book - I explain how I create different animal personalities and bring them to life as picture book characters. I show how photographic reference helps to identify key animal features and talk you through subtle ways to adjust facial proportions to suggest different character types.

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