Illustrating Children's Books

Creating Pictures for Publication
Author: Martin Salisbury
Publisher: Herbert Press
ISBN: 9781912217571
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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.

Show and Tell

Exploring the Fine Art of Children's Book Illustration
Author: Dilys Evans
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811849715
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 143
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A fascinating exploration of children's book illustration focuses on the work of twelve contemporary illustrators, including David Wiesner, Lane Smith, David Shannon, and Betsy Lewin, to teach readers about the perfect marriage of art and text.

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.

How to Write & Illustrate Children's Books and Get Them Published!


Author: Treld Bicknell,Felicity Trotman
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books
ISBN: 9780891342649
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 144
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Covers classic fiction, contemporary themes, picture books, book production, fads, nonfiction, and careers as a children's writer or illustrator

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.

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.

Play Pen

New Children's Book Illustration
Author: Martin Salisbury
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856695244
Category: Design
Page: 160
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Once dismissed as a cozy world of teddy bears and fairies, the arrival on the scene of numerous highly original, contemporary, and "cool" graphic artists in recent years has transformed perceptions of children's book illustration. Children now grow up with a more informed and sophisticated visual diet—with cartoons, animated movies, comics, TV, and computer games—consuming a vast range of stylistic approaches, and illustrated books have moved to match the demands of a more discerning market. Equally, artists who in the past may not have considered the children's picturebook as an appropriate vehicle for artistic expression are increasingly drawn to the area. This book showcases some of the most interesting work emerging within the genre from a range of cultural backgrounds. It examines trends in use of media—both digital and traditional—and discusses the variety of approaches to subject matter.

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

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.

Little Big Books

Illustrations for Children's Picture Books
Author: Hendrik Hellige,Robert Klanten
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag
ISBN: 9783899554465
Category: Design
Page: 239
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Featuring the work of the best up-and-comming illustrators and creators of picture books for children, Little Big Books is a captivating showcase of what is state-of-the-art in today's children's books. Despite, or because of, the ubiquity of televisions and computers, picture books have remained popular with kids and parents. These books have also not lost their appeal for illustrators and publishing houses - not least because a hit chrldren's book can serve as the lucrative basis for TV programs, video games, toys, or other merchandising. In addition to its presentation of cutting-edge visuals from around the world. Little Big Books offers insightful texts for those who hope to create or market visual content for children. These include interviews with experts about the educational aspects, make-up, and psychology of children's picture books as well as the significiance of children's book awards and practical advice on publishing rights and licensing. Little Big Books is rounded out with an introduction that puts current work into the historical context of classic books by the genre's seminal pioneers.

The Picture Book Maker

The Art of the Children's Picture Book Writer and Illustrator
Author: Karenanne Knight
Publisher: Trentham Books Limited
ISBN: 9781858565149
Category: Art
Page: 146
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This is a comprehensive, hands-on guide to writing and illustrating picture books for young children. It presents up-to-date critical scholarship in literacy, visual and textual studies with creative and practical approaches to the task of making a book for young children.The author draws on her original research into children's views on picture books and her historical and theoretical understanding of visual literacy to provide detailed information about how to create a picture book. Starting with a blank page, she goes through the steps of filling it with a location, peopling it with distinctive and interesting characters and developing plot and sub-plot. What will turn this creation into a book is described in knowledgeable detail: the qualities of various materials, the preferred format and size, the fonts young children like, the endpapers, the placing of the illustrations. Finally, she takes the would-be picture book maker or illustrator through the steps required to present their work most appealingly to a publisher.The Picture Book Maker is essential reading for lecturers and students on BA and MA Illustration, Creative Writing and Design courses, and will be indispensable to educators and students in primary education who seek insights into the complexities of reading material for the early years audience, be it dual language texts, reading schemes, or the picture books that can widen horizons and imbue in children an enduring love of reading.

Writing Picture Books Revised and Expanded Edition

A Hands-On Guide from Story Creation to Publication
Author: Ann Whitford Paul
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781440353758
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Page: 272
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Master the Art of Writing Enthralling Tales for the Youngest pre-and emerging readers! Fully updated and thoroughly revised, Writing Picture Books Revised and Expanded Edition is the go-to resource for writers crafting stories for children ages two to eight. You'll learn the unique set of skills it takes to bring your story to life by using tightly focused text and leaving room for the illustrator to be creative. Award-winning author Ann Whitford Paul helps you develop the skills you need by walking you through techniques and exercises specifically for picture book writers. You'll find: Instruction on generating ideas, creating characters, point-of-view, beginnings and endings, plotting, word count, rhyme, and more Unique methods for using poetic techniques to enrich your writing Hands-on revision exercises (get out your scissors, tape, and highlighters) to help identify problems and improve your picture book manuscripts Updated tips for researching the changing picture book market, approaching publishers, working with an agent, and developing a platform All new quizzes and examples from picture books throughout New chapters cover issues such as page turns, agents, and self-publishing Whether you're just starting out as a picture book writer or have tried unsuccessfully to get your work published, Writing Picture Books Revised and Expanded Edition is just what you need to craft picture books that will appeal to young children and parents, and agents and editors.

Machines Go to Work


Author: William Low
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805087598
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 42
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Interactive gatefolds, lift-the-flap pages, and detailed illustrations provide young readers with an up-close look at such big machines as cement mixers, fire trucks, helicopters, and bulldozers, and the special jobs they were made to do.