Illustrating Children's Books

Creating Pictures for Publication
Author: Martin Salisbury
Publisher: Herbert Press
ISBN: 9781912217571
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Page: 144
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Containing essential advice and guidance, this book uses step-by-step sketches and instructions throughout to reveal the techniques and skills required to illustrate children's books. It explains how to tackle fantasy, fairy tales, realism and nature drawings using a variety of media and advises on the different aspects needed when working for differing age groups.

Illustrating Children's Books

Creating Pictures for Publication
Author: Martin Salisbury
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781741143157
Category: Illustrated books
Page: 144
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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

Creating Pictures for Publication
Author: Martin Salisbury
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 9780764127175
Category: Design
Page: 144
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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.

Illustrating Children's Books


Author: Martin Ursell
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 1847974953
Category: Art
Page: 144
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How do you go about illustrating a children's book? Where do the ideas come from? How do you illustrate a narrative? How do you get published? This beautiful book answers all these questions and more. With practical tips and ideas throughout, it explains and follows the journey from first idea to final completed book. It is filled with illustrations that show how these images are made, and offers a rare chance to see the roughs, visuals and ideas sheets from a variety of childen's illustrators. Exercises support the ideas discussed and suggest ways of developing them. A beautiful book aimed at artists, illustrators, publishers, colleges and adult education courses teaching illustration. Explains the journey from first idea to the final completed book. Offers a rare chance to see the roughs, visuals and ideas sheets from a variety of children's illustrators. Superbly illustrated with 199 colour images. Martin Ursell is a senior lecturer in illustration at Middlesex University and has illustrated many books for children.

Writing and Illustrating Children's Books for Publication


Author: Berthe Amoss,Eric Suben
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582973531
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 128
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A revised tenth anniversary edition blends encouraging advice with hands-on activity recommendations, in a guide for prospective writers that features literary exercises, checklists, targeted reading lists, updated case histories, online research lists, and submissions information.

Writing with Pictures

How to Write and Illustrate Children's Books
Author: Uri Shulevitz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780823059355
Category: Art
Page: 271
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Albert Handell and Leslie Trainor Handell take the artist's perception of light to new heights in Intuitive Light by breaking down the science of light into basic, easy-to-understand concepts. They explore such areas as perceiving and interpreting the visual world, reality and illusion, mood and atmosphere. Each of the book's four parts is written so that you can read it from beginning to end or focus on specific topics. Either way, you gain a complete understanding of the subject.

The 12 Sleighs of Christmas


Author: Sherri Duskey Rinker
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452161925
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
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When the elves discover that Santa's sleigh is in a terrible state, they let their imaginations go wild—and soon there are sleighs of every kind, inspired by big rigs, motorcycles, zeppelins, and much more! The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and the celebrated illustrator of Michael Chabon's The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man team up for spirited vehicular silliness and classic Christmas cheer in this turbo-charged read-aloud destined to become a classic. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which looks almost identical to the print edition.

Artist to Artist

23 Major Illustrators Talk to Children about Their Art
Author: N.A
Publisher: Philomel
ISBN: 9780399246005
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 105
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CARLE/ARTIST TO ARTIST

How to Write a Children's Book and Get It Published


Author: Barbara Seuling
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118045874
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 240
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Your one-stop guide to writing and selling books for children Get the tools you need to: * Develop story ideas that work * Strengthen your writing skills * Improve your work habits * Write for different age groups * Look at your work critically * Submit proposals and manuscripts * Find the right publisher for your work * Understand and negotiate contracts * Work with agents and editors * Join the writing community Do you dream of becoming the next J. K. Rowling? Are you excited about writing for children but have no idea how to begin or where to send your material? Now, respected children's writer Barbara Seuling gives you the essential steps to getting published in the competitive, exciting world of children's literature. From finding story ideas and creating character sketches to plotting, writing dialogue, editing, and revising your work, you'll learn how to complete a manuscript and prepare it for submission. Whether you want to write picture or chapter books, fiction or nonfiction, poetry or plays, Seuling helps you master the different genres and capture a child's interest and imagination, from the early years to young adult. Her fully revised guide also covers the major developments in book publishing, including vital information about using the Internet to research the market and contact publishers. Seuling even discusses recent successes such as the Harry Potter series, as well as the growth of Amazon.com. Complete with updated lists of writing organizations, marketing information, and recommended reading, this is the only guide you need to start writing, get published, and touch the lives of children.

Children's Book Illustration

Step by Step Techniques : a Unique Guide from the Masters
Author: Jill Bossert
Publisher: Rotovision
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 160
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The Society of Illustrators, the prestigious American Arts Organization, is exploring a children's book project. See how the top American illustrators solve their individual assignments in easy-to-follow steps. From initial sketch to finish, the illustration process is demonstrated in a series of photographs and text in a unique design layout. This incomparable behind-the-scenes look at each illustrator's studio reveals the secrets of their individual styles. A lavish portfolio section presents each illustrator's best work.

Illustrated Children's Books


Author: Duncan McCorquodale,Sophie Hallam,Libby Waite
Publisher: Black Dog Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781906155810
Category: Design
Page: 237
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Traces the history of illustrated children's books from their beginnings to the present, and profiles notable authors and illustrators from Randolph Caldecott to Quentin Blake.

Children's Picturebooks

The Art of Visual Storytelling
Author: Martin Salisbury,Morag Styles
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856697385
Category: Design
Page: 192
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Children's picturebooks are the very first books we encounter, and they form an important, constantly evolving, and dynamic sector of the publishing world. But what does it take to create a successful picture book for children? In this publication, Martin Salisbury and Morag Styles introduce us to the world of children's picturebooks, providing a solid background to the industry while exploring the key concepts and practices that have gone into the creation of successful picturebooks.

Drive

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Author: Daniel H. Pink
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101524381
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation: *Autonomy—the desire to direct our own lives *Mastery—the urge to get better and better at something that matters *Purpose—the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward. Drive is bursting with big ideas—the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.

Illustration: What's the Point?

A Book of Illustrated Illustrations that Illustrate Illustration
Author: Mouni Feddag
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1781574928
Category: Design
Page: 96
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Of all the graphic arts, illustration is currently the most dynamic and exciting. In every medium - advertising, book publishing, product design, houseware and home furnishings - new talents are emerging, making their mark and (in some cases) a fortune out of their illustration skills. But why? In this uniquely presented book, gifted illustrator Mouni Feddag takes on the subject and gives it the treatment it deserves. Witty, dynamic, wide-ranging and visual, this title answers the big questions that illustration throws up, including: What's the point of hand-drawn things? What's the point of pictures? What's the point of looking good? What's the point of decoration? What's the point of commercial art? What's the point of repetition?

An Open Book: What and How Young Children Learn From Picture and Story Books


Author: Jessica S. Horst,Carmel Houston-Price
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
ISBN: 288919728X
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Page: N.A
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Looking at and listening to picture and story books is a ubiquitous activity, frequently enjoyed by many young children and their parents. Well before children can read for themselves they are able to learn from books. Looking at and listening to books increases children’s general knowledge, understanding about the world and promotes language acquisition. This collection of papers demonstrates the breadth of information pre-reading children learn from books and increases our understanding of the social and cognitive mechanisms that support this learning. Our hope is that this Research Topic/eBook will be useful for researchers as well as educational practitioners and parents who are interested in optimizing children’s learning.

Creating Characters

How to Build Story People
Author: Dwight V. Swain
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806183853
Category: Reference
Page: 208
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A jargon-free manual on the basics of developing interesting fictional characters Vibrant, believable characters help drive a fictional story. Along with a clever plot, well-drawn characters make us want to continue reading a novel or finish watching a movie. In Creating Characters, Dwight V. Swain shows how writers can invent interesting characters and improve them so that they move a story along. “The core of character,” he says in chapter 1, “lies in each individual story person’s ability to care about something; to feel implicitly or explicitly, that something is important.” Building on that foundation—the capacity to care—Swain takes the would-be writer step-by-step through the fundamentals of finding and developing “characters who turn you on.” This basic but thought-provoking how-to is a valuable tool for both the novice and the seasoned writer.

Side by Side/Lado a lado

The Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez/La historia de Dolores Huerta y Cesar Chavez
Author: Monica Brown
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061227811
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Every day, thousands of farmworkers harvested the food that ended up on kitchen tables all over the country. But at the end of the day, when the workers sat down to eat, there were only beans on their own tables. Then Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez teamed up. Together they motivated the workers to fight for their rights and, in the process, changed history. Award-winning author Monica Brown and acclaimed illustrator Joe Cepeda join together to create this stunning tribute to two of the most influential people of the twentieth century. Todos los dÍas, miles de campesinos cosechaban los alimentos que se servÍan en los hogares de todo el paÍs. Pero al terminar la jornada, cuando los campesinos se sentaban a comer, lo Único que habÍa en sus propias mesas era frijoles. Entonces, Dolores Huerta y CÉsar ChÁvez se unieron para motivar a los trabajadores a luchar por sus derechos y en el proceso, cambiaron el curso de la historia. La premiada autora Monica Brown y el aclamado ilustrador Joe Cepeda se unen para crear Éste impresionante tributo a dos de las personas mÁs influentes del siglo veinte.