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For Illustrators

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Picture Book Illustration 101

Six Things Children's Illustrations Need

Interview with Lauren Rille, Associate Art Director, Simon & Schuster (on biggest mistake beginners make)

Words & Pictures Book Basics: Graphic Design

12 Ways to Read a Picture Book

Picture Book Basics: Pace, Drama, Action the basics of putting together picture books from an illustration perspective

Links and Tips for Storyboarding and Illustration

10 Mistakes Illustrators Make

How To Illustrate a Children's Book

Techniques/ Tips

Seeking the Specifics in Illustration in Writer's Rumpus

Just Enjoy the Pictures: Handcrafted versus Digital Pictures Horn Book article about choosing your medium

Gesture: Why All the Fuss? Linda Dorn.
Historical Accuracy in Illustration: Shifting Standards or Stubborn Certainties?

How I Study Picture Books, by Maple Lam

Quentin Blake's 7 Golden Rules of Illustration

Catching that Expression

Learning in the Flesh: Why Disney Sends Its Animators to Life Drawing Class

Illustration: Beyond Dummies and Rough Sketches

Developing Characters

Drawing 100 Lions or Maybe More

Characters with Character Jennifer Zivoin on how to build great characters

How to Design Characters: Discover a Foolproof Methodology, by David Huyck

How to Turn "a" Boy into "This" Boy, world building and character building tips from Megan Herbert

Human Anatomy Fundamentals: Drawing Different Ages

Why Use Photo References

Kelly Light: Drawing on what you know. Drawing on who you know. Drawing out the character….through drawing

Thumbnails/ Storyboards
How WHERE ARE MY BOOKS was made (part 2): Thinking Visually with a Thumbnail Sketch Template, plus free print ready template for picture book writers and illustrators
Websites/Blogs with Good Information

How to Be a Children’s Illustrator: Mark Mitchell’s blog on children’s illustration

ChrisOatley.com: website and blog of Disney character designer who blogs about concept art and illustration, contains links to his online courses

Giuseppe Castellano's Art Tips Blog

KidLitArtists: the online home of the SCBWI LA Illustration Portfolio Mentorship Program winners, providing information, tips, and resources for children’s illustration and updates on the individual members’ projects.

Once Upon a Sketch: a blog that shares information and news for the children’s illustration market. Newly relaunched, it features twice weekly posts from seven writers, illustrators, and picture book artists.

PB Dummy Challenge: a six month long group challenge to create and submit a picture book dummy.
The Purple Crayon: includes valuable information and links for illustrators

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast: Jules Danielson runs a blog that she characterizes as a literary salon where writers and artists converge to talk about children’s books.

Sub It Club's Postcard Posts: series of posts from working illustrators about promotional postcards

Will Terry’s Blog: Will Terry’s blog is chock full of information for illustrators and links to his excellent online courses

Writing and Illustrating: Kathy Temean’s blog provides daily posts on children’s writing and illustrating, including news of agents looking for work, contest and submission opportunities, writer and illustrator interviews, and much more.

Making a Dummy

Making a Picture Book Dummy, SCBWI British Isles

Dummy Books Part 1: Making the Dummy - excellent overview of steps to take to make a dummy

Dummy Books Part 2: Preparing the Dummy Book to Send to Publishers

Dummy Books Part 3: Sending the Dummy Book to Agents and Publishers

Picture Book Dummies for (not) Dummies

Graphic Novel imprint First Second's Submission Guidelines

How to Make a Picture Book Dummy

Advice for Building a Portfolio

Donald Wu Illustrations "How to Build an Illustration Portfolio"

Juana Martinez Neal "How to Put a Children's Illustration Portfolio Together"

Jen Betton advice on putting together a portfolio

3 Common Mistakes Artists Make in their Portfolios

How to Put Together a Portfolio for Children's Book Illustrations

Molly Idle: Putting Together a Prize Winning Portfolio

Show off Your Stuff

Tips for a Competitive Visual Development Portfolio

Are You Entering the SCBWI LA Illustration Portfolio Showcase? Here are Tips for Before and During the Contest

Promo Postcards

Promo Postcard 101: Making Your Piece a Pin-Up

Sub-It Club's Promo Postcard Series

Promotion 101: Business of Illustration

Postcards and the 10% (Giuseppe Castellano)

My List of 125 Children's Publishers and How I Use It

Pricing Your Work/ Business Aspects

Strategies for Pricing Your Illustration Work, on Writing & Illustrating

Will Terry video: How Much Money Can You Make Illustrating Children's Books

Molly Crabapple's 15 Rules for Creative Success in the Internet Age

Pricing Resources

What Editors & Directors Want

The Search for Illustrators (Giuseppe Castellano on what art directors look for)

What Makes Amazing Children's Illustrations? An Editor's Perspective

Online Courses for Illustrators

Chris Oatley’s classes: Disney character designer provides classes on concept art and illustration

Make Your Splashes, Make Your Marks: Mark Mitchell’s online course for children’s illustration that includes monthly online critique sessions

The School of Visual Storytelling: online, interactive illustration courses taught by working professionals (Jake Parker, Will Terry, and Ryan Halderman).

Will Terry’s Folio Academy: reasonably priced video art classes that cover everything from basic drawing to advanced topics, with several children’s illustration classes.

Alicia Padron: reasonably priced online beginner's illustration classes with one on one feedback

Shadra Strickland: The Art of the Picture Book: reasonably priced and well organized class on illustrating for children on Craftsy

Wendy Martin's Illustrator Class for Children's Illustrator

The Illustration Department: Art Director Giuseppe Castellano provides a 3-week dummy workshop, 3-week illustration workshop, and a 1-hr portfolio review


The Yeeha of Inspiration

Why No One Likes Your Art: 26 Reasons (oddly encouraging insights)

Go Ahead: Make Stuff: Isabel Roxas

The 10 Rules Every Artist Should Live By

Who Are You? (Advice for Beginning Illustrators and Artists)

Other Resources

FREE Andrew Loomis Art Instruction Downloads (detailed illustration, drawing, and painting books)

Step by Step Instructions on Making a Ball-Jointed Doll

Practice Figure Drawing
Pose Maniacs
Figure & Gesture Drawing Practice
Drawing Tutorials Online
Networking Sites (Directories, Societies)

Children'sIllustrators.com - international directory of children's illustrators

Graphic Artists Guild - professional organization for graphic artists

Illustration Mundo - online resource for illustrators; directory of illustrators

Society of Illustrators Exhibits, lectures, educational programs,

and other resources for illustrators

Picture Book Illustrator's Directory

Studying the Best

Spread of Wonder: House in the Night

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