Unravel the fundamental ingredients of visual storytelling and discover how top children’s illustrators portray narrative, intrigue, and suspense through art.
In this visually captivating volume, a vibrant selection of loved and revered children’s book illustrators reveals the secrets of their narrative techniques. Divided into a series of enchanting sections each created by individual illustrators, this unique and gift-worthy book tells the story of how to successfully depict narrative and compel an audience through visual art. Marvel at how composition and environment can create suspense, and how color, visual hierarchy, and symbolism can tell a story beyond just the action. Learn how to inject dynamism and emotion into your illustrations to tell a tale that isn’t just engaging, but is memorable and one that transcends generations. Lavishly illustrated and with a luxurious finish, How to Be a Children’s Book Illustrator is ideal for book lovers in general as well as anyone looking to unlock the secrets of children’s book illustration.