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Illustrating Children's Books: Creating Pictures for Publicationby Martin Salisbury
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The art of illustration for children has a long and rich tradition, and for generations has been beloved by countless readers. Illustrating Childrens Books shows you how to create beautiful artwork for children. It examines the approaches taken by advanced-level students and leading artists, and describes how their ideas evolve from start to finish.
Martin Salisbury is Course Director for the Master of Arts Degree in Childrens Book Illustration at Anglia University, Cambridge, England. Since graduating in illustration from Maidstone College of Art he has worked continuously as a book illustrator and painter alongside his academic post. He is a regular contributor to Artists and Illustrators Magazine and is co-editor of the graphic arts magazine Line. Martin lives in Cambridgeshire, England.
The successful book illustrator starts by understanding his author
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:
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