Illustrators articulate what a photograph cannot. Using an array of techniques and styles, illustrators evoke stories and meaning in a variety of mediums, from editorial illustration in magazines and newspapers, to comics books, to activist media. And as their tasks over the years have become less informational and more expressive, their individual voice as artists becomes all the more critical and beautiful, revealing an exciting and awe-inspiring age of illustration.

Steven Guarnaccia, Professor, Illustration Program at The New School
Yuko Shimisu, http://yukoart.com/
Sean Murphy, http://seangordonmurphy.com/
Molly Crabapple, http://mollycrabapple.com/


Quentin Blake talking about the power of illustration and explaining two of his children’s books ”The Clown” and ”The Green Ship” and how they were made.


Book illustration types and tips;

picture book relies heavily on energetic images that carry the reader through the story;

chapter book play a supporting role to the text;

what project it is? : manual, chapter or picture book?

approach : humorous, serious, retro?

express yourself – you are just a support to an author – you still want to show yourself.

by expertvillage in Youtube


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