Storybook Illustrations (Types of Illustrations (Pencil Illustrations,…
Types of Illustrations
Water Color Illustrations
What is Illustration
An illustration is a decoration, interpretation or visual explanation of a text, concept or process, designed for integration in published media, such as posters, flyers, magazines, books, teaching materials, animations, video games and films
What are Picture Books
A picture book is a book with a simple story and few words, targeted towards younger children who are not good at reading. It contains simple pictures and illustrations, so that children can understand the story without having to read the story.
Illustration Process for Picture Books
Create a sketch in black and white
Start with a rough, uncolored sketch. Do this for all the scenes that need illustrations.
Create a “pencil”
Final drawings are called pencils. Finalise your drawing and begin its last sketch.
Start coloring in
Color the background and foreground separately. Light colors first & darker ones after.
Create the cover art
Keep the audience in mind while planning. Make sure it is aesthetically pleasing.
Finalise the cover design
Use different font sizes and colors to make the cover eye catching.
What is storyboarding
Storyboarding is basically using rough illustrations to visualize the sequence of the storyline.
How to build a character
Give them a goal
Give them a name
Give them a personality
Give them a purpose
Give them a flaw
Give them interests
Make them complex
Make them unique
Role of an illustrator
An illustrator is an artist who creates two-dimensional images for plenty of companies and industries, for example, magazines, websites, children’s books, and technical designs and advertising. It is the illustrator’s job to use various techniques to create effects such as the simplicity of black and white, richness of color and the use of light and shadows. In specific to children’s book, the illustrator creates pictures that appear beside the text written for a story.
Role of an Illustration in a children's book
The role of the illustration is to convey a message to the readers. The illustrations are meant to elaborate and clarify the meaning of the text. In children’s books, the illustrations are supposed to make the children learn how to read. The images help the children to understand and identify things that come across in daily life.
Children's Books Illustrators