A unique book for art students and creatively minded beginners who want to learn how to target their drawing and painting skills to the ever-expanding children's book market.
'Illustrating Children's Books' is about more than simply adding pictures to text. In order to be a great graphic storyteller you need to be able to capture the author's flight of fancy and turn it into something that will inspire and delight the young reader.
Learn how to interpret and enrich the text, build characters, and create vibrant settings that will stir the imagination. Find out how to create storyboards and layouts, work to a brief, and present your work professionally.
Step-by-step sketches and instructions 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 advice on illustrating for different age groups and types of book. Achieve the perfect marriage of words and pictures every time.