Withrow, Steve Illustrating Children's Picture Books: Tutorials, Case Studies, Know-How, I nspiration
Writer's Digest Books 2009 1582976201 / 9781582976204 Paperback Very Good
Illustrating Children's Picture Books delves into the world of illustrated books for children of all ages. It provides an international overview of to day's top children's illustrators, with interviews and expert information f rom leading practitioners in the field. The book also offers practical work throughs on specific creative techniques and design solutions, from traditi onal drawing, painting, and pen and ink, through to digital design. Discuss ions on how to pace content, create emotion, develop a narrative, bring a c haracter to life, define an age group, and be culturally specific to an aud ience are spread throughout. Interest in illustrating and designing for young people is growing more rapidly than ever. Today's picture-book illustrators and designers are some of the world's most innovative visual artists, pushing the boundaries in terms of traditional and digital tools and techniques. No matter what the medium, vivid storytelling and clear communication remain the hallmark of every successful picture book.