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Illustrating Children's Books

Illustrating Children’s Books

by Martin Salisbury

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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Publisher: Barron’s Educational Series; New title edition (August 1, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764127179
ISBN-13: 978-0764127175