Illustrating Children's Books Creating Pictures for Publication

ISBN-10: 0764127179
ISBN-13: 9780764127175
Edition: 2004
Authors: Martin Salisbury
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Book details

List price: $23.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 9.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

The successful book illustrator starts by understanding his authors 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 childrens 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 childrens 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.

A Brief History
Introduction
The 19th Century and the Golden Age
The 20th Century
Children's Book Illustration Now
Drawing
Introduction
The Life Studio
Drawing Children
Drawing Animals
On Location
Case Study: A Sense of Place
From Observation into Imagination
Case Study: Nature Feeds Imagination
Media, Materials, and Techniques
Introduction
Watercolor
Acrylic Paint
Oil Paints and Pastels
Black-and-White Work
Case Study: From Oil to Acrylic
Print-based Media
Collage and Mixed Media
Computers
Case Study: Going Digital
Character Development
Introduction
Getting to Know Your Characters
Animals as Characters
Case Study: Kitamura's Creatures
Animating the Inanimate
The Picture Book
Introduction
Concepts and Ideas
Form
The Sequential Image
Words and Pictures
Novelties and Pop-ups
Making Dummy Books
Case Study: The Wordless Book
Case Study: A Word/Image Relationship
Illustration for Older Children
Introduction
What to Illustrate
Setting the Scene
Book Covers
Illustrating Poetry
Case Study: Following your Passions
Nonfiction Illustration
Introduction
History Books
Practical, "How-it-Works" Books
Alphabets, Dictionaries, and Counting Books
Case Study: Mazes and Hidden Treasure
Design and Typography
Introduction
Dynamics of Composition and Layout
A Concern for Design
Case Study: Type as Image
Getting Published
Introduction
Professional Approaches
The Publisher's View
Contracts and Money
Glossary
Resources
Index and Credits

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