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Illustrator Resources

boy illustrationThis collection is for my new illustrator friends–especially those who are just starting out.

In Print

Writing with Pictures: How to Write and Illustrate Children’s Books by Uri Shulevitz
How to Write and Illustrate Children’s Books and Get Them Published edited by Treld Bicknell
How to Write, Illustrate, and Design Children’s Books by Frieda Gates
Illustrating Children’s Books: Creating Pictures for Publication by Martin Salisbury

On the Web

The Blackwing Diaries by Jenny Lerew – follow her link to her sketchbook, too
Caldecott Award Winners
Coretta Scott King Book Awards
Creating a Storyboard Layout
Directory of Children’s Illustration
The Drawing Board for Illustrators
Dummies for Smarties on Yellapalooza – other good articles on this site, too
Gouache Resist by Laura McGee Kvasnosky
How I developed the idea for From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
How to be a Children’s Book Illustrator
How to Illustrate a Children’s Book – 3 articles:
Creative Bloq
Guide for Beginners
Master Class
Mighty Art Demos – search by art medium, category, or artist’s name
Picture Book Database
Starting Out: Tips for Beginning Illustrators on Yellapalooza
Temple of the Seven Golden Camels


Have any more illustration links to add? Feel free to use the comment box.
Thanks to Xenia from morguefile for the above image.

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