The successful book illustrator starts by understanding his author s flight of fancy, then rendering the ideas and actions imaginatively in pictorial terms This unusual and inspiring book was written for art students and ambitious beginners It instructs on methods of developing both imaginative powers and the technical artistic skills to produce high quality illustrations that will please authors and children s book editors Separate chapters focus on Media, materials, and techniques Developing different drawing styles to fit specific storytelling methods Instilling visual personality traits in story characters Creating effective sequential images for storyboards and picture book outlines Design, typography, and preparation for print Illustrating story books for older children Illustrating nonfiction and educational books Breaking into the children s book publishing business Here is solid, practical instruction for students of book illustration, enhanced with than 250 how to illustrations in color and black and white....
|Title||:||Illustrating Children's Books: Creating Pictures for Publication|
|Number of Pages||:||384 Pages|
|File Size||:||879 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Illustrating Children's Books: Creating Pictures for Publication Reviews
If you're interested in illustrated children's books, or any aspect of the illustration process, this book is fascinating.
... I recently interested a prime New Zealand publisher in the idea of a book for intending children's book illustrators that would not only explain why but how to do it. The techniques, I told him; that's what most people leave out. Let's interview award-winning illustrators and ask them about the different techniques they employ and what materials and techniques they employ. Then a friend got a present from America: Illustrating Children's Books by Martin Salisbury. As soon as I saw it I knew someone had got there first and done it right. I immediately ordered two copies: for a mentee who has just completed her first children's picture book (Am I Precious? by Belinda McCallion. Bibli-Cool, 2014) and for my artist-daughter, A. Brice, whose first foray into the picture book world saw Haere Ra, Harry! by Kathy Berger Sewell was shortlisted for a Notable Book of the Year abroad. It is such involved creators that Salisbury writes for. Here is a book that is a perfect match of content and format with its intention and execution. Come to think of it, I need my own copy... I'd like to formally congratulate both author and publisher on what they have achieved - exactly what was wanted! I had no hesitation in clicking on each of those five stars.
This book has great detail, great photos, and great content to help me in my desire to write children's books.
Perfect for anyone who is working on or planning to illustrate a children's book
Had some good information in it, but it wasn't what I was expecting.
This books it's good for an introduction to a lot about illustrating children's books. It covers several aspects and show a lot of examples. I recommend this for the amateur children illustrators.
This is an excellent, easy read for those interested in illustrating children's books. I bought this book along with Writing with Pictures (which I do not recommend) and found this to be an incredibly valuable resource for someone NEW to the field or illustration student. The book is filled with interesting insights into the minds of various illustrators, tips for processing ideas, understanding how the basic process works when dealing with a publisher and writer, etc. It also has a great brief history of children's book illustration, and talks about what is happening today, as far as media, market, etc.