Illustrating Children's Books

Illustrating Children's Books

Creating Pictures for Publication

Book - 2004
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Barron's Educational Publishing
The successful book illustrator starts by understanding his authorâ??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 childrenâ??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 childrenâ??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.

Publisher: Hauppauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780764127175
0764127179
Branch Call Number: 741.642 SAL
741.642 SAL
Characteristics: 144 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm

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