While many of us spent our childhood holidays rock-pooling on Britain’s beautiful home-grown beaches, new research from the Emirates airline reveals that over half of today’s British kids have flown long-haul before their fourth birthday. With more tots than ever travelling the globe, Emirates have launched Flight Time Stories – a programme encouraging families to take creative inspiration from their holidays…
Sarah’s Top Tips for Illustrating Children’s Stories
- Focus on making your main character look awesome, but think about keeping it fairly simple because if you make a whole book, you’ll be drawing that character over and over again.
- Think about setting: are you going to draw your character in a forest? At the beach? In space?
- Add extra details: your character might have a plaster on its head, a moustache, attract a swarm of flies, or be holding a magazine. Often it’s these little details that will make a picture funny or interesting.
- The colours you choose can set a mood for your picture: a blue background can suggest night-time, sadness, or cold. A yellow or orange background might look joyful, hot or full of energy.
- Don’t worry about making things perfect: We all need to make lots of bad drawings before we learn to make better ones. Try your hardest, but then be kind to your artwork.
To find out more about Flight Time Stories and how you could win a holiday for your family to Dubai, visit emiratesflighttimestories.com