Story Book Illustrations (How an Illustrator builds a character…
Story Book Illustrations
A drawing/painting/printed work of art
explains and clarifies written text
Include many illustrations and pictures.
Essentially made for younger children.
Sometimes can be made with words
Other times made with only pictures
Process of Illustration in Children's Books
Make Character sketches
The illustrator should start by making the sketches for the character. This is the rough sketch that the illustrator makes as rough.
Start with black and white pencil sketches
In this step, the illustrator sketches out the complete book in black and white pencil sketches. This is an initial sketch for rough, which can be later changed.
Move on to finishing pencils
In this step, the illustrator uses different pencils for finishing touch ups and to make the whole book’s illustrations looking complete with pencils.
Finalise sketched for the layout of the book
Create the cover art
This is a crucial part of the process, because the cover art is the most important artwork of the entire book. The cover art must be so eye-catching, that the customer is convinced of buying this book. The cover art should include personality, movement, and should tell a story.
Finalise the cover design
In this part of the book, the illustrator must be able to gather all the tiny details of the cover and bring them together to make one brilliant, eye-catching piece of art.
Types of Illustrations
Illustrations on paper
Pen and ink
Illustrations on device
Role of the Illustrations
the most important role is to produce drawings for books
should express the story in a creative manner
should support the book's story
Role of Illustrations in Children's Books
the purpose of the drawings which illustrators create, is to better explain the story in an expressive manner to the reader.
Storyboarding in Book Illustrations
the task of drawing out the different scenes and sections of the story
helps you pace the book and the illustrations
the illustrator understands the pace at which they story is progressing
illustrator can change and improve the story and the illustrations
How an Illustrator builds a character
Understand their personality, looks, likes, and everything about them.
Start drawing a rough sketch of what you think they would look like.
Have a variety of options for your character.
Think of a final look; as in, what their basic body would look like.
Draw sketches of your character from all point of views, front, back, side, top, bottom.
Think of a basic colour sample, colours that you would like to use in your character’s look.
Now start actually placing your character into the book and story.
Make sure that your character’s look is continued as the same throughout.
Colour in and enjoy!
Think and think again about your audience, pay attention to this throughout the process.