Do You Want to be a Children’s Book Illustrator?

Great Post by Artsy shark. To read entire article, go to blog post at Artsy shark. Here's an excerpt:


  • Break the manuscript into a storyboard layout, creating a thumbnail sketch of what happens on each page spread. The focus of this step is to make sure the story flows visually.

  • Get the publisher’s approval of the preliminary work.
  • Research and acquire photo reference to create final line drawings for each illustration.
  • Develop character model sheets.
  • Work on black and white value studies. This adds drama to the illustrations and carries the concepts throughout the story.
  • Color versions are created for each page. Working with the publisher, they show the finished set and consult on any changes that will be needed.
  • After any modifications are made, the final illustrations are produced.
  • Scanning of the illustrations is done by digital image capture. A color press proof is made and final files are delivered to the publisher on disc or FTP.
  • Cherish and Ben may design covers and packaging for the book as well, taking the project from concept to final product.
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