Illustrating Children's Books: Creating Pictures for PublicationPaperback
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- Publisher: Barron's Educational Series Inc.,U.S.
- Format: Paperback | 144 pages
- Dimensions: 235mm x 235mm x 13mm | 567g
- Publication date: 1 August 2004
- ISBN 10: 0764127179
- ISBN 13: 9780764127175
- Edition statement: For the Us.
- Sales rank: 27,690
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 more than 250 how-to illustrations in color and black-and-white.
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back cover Illustrating Children's Books The art of illustration for children has a long and rich tradition, and for generations has been beloved by countless readers. "Illustrating Children's Books "shows you how to create beautiful artwork for children. It examines the approaches taken by advanced-level students and leading artists, and describes how their ideas evolve from start to finish. Sketches and annotations reveal the techniques of successful children's illustrators and explain how to tackle fantasy, fairytale, realism, and nature drawings. Includes tips on working in a variety of media and offers advice on illustrating for different age groups and types of books. Teaches you how to interpret and enrich the text, build characters, and create vibrant settings that will stir readers' imaginations. You'll discover how to create storyboards and layouts, work to a brief, and present your work professionally. Martin Salisbury is Course Director for the Master of Arts Degree in Children's Book Illustration at Anglia University, Cambridge, England. Since graduating in illustration from Maidstone College of Art he has worked continuously as a book illustrator and painter alongside his academic post. He is a regular contributor to " Artists and Illustrators Magazine "and is co-editor of the graphic arts magazine " Line. " Martin lives in Cambridgeshire, England.