Illustrating Children's Books: Creating Pictures for Publication

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Containing essential advice and guidance, this book uses step-by-step sketches and instructions throughout to reveal the techniques and skills required to illustrate children's books. It explains how to tackle fantasy, fairy tales, realism and nature drawings using a variety of media and advises on the different aspects needed when working for differing age groups.

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Illustrating


Children’s Books




The art of illustration for children has a long and rich tradition, and for generations has been beloved by countless readers. Illustrating Children’s Books shows you how to create beautiful artwork for children. It examines the approaches taken by advanced-level students and leading artists, and describes how their ideas evolve from start to finish.



  • Sketches and annotations reveal the techniques of successful children’s illustrators and explain how to tackle fantasy, fairytale, realism, and nature drawings.

  • Includes tips on working in a variety of media and offers advice on illustrating for different age groups and types of books.

  • Teaches you how to interpret and enrich the text, build characters, and create vibrant settings that will stir readers’ imaginations. You’ll discover how to create storyboards and layouts, work to a brief, and present your work professionally.



    Martin Salisbury is Course Director for the Master of Arts Degree in Children’s Book Illustration at Anglia University, Cambridge, England. Since graduating in illustration from Maidstone College of Art he has worked continuously as a book illustrator and painter alongside his academic post. He is a regular contributor to Artists and Illustrators Magazine and is co-editor of the graphic arts magazine Line. Martin lives in Cambridgeshire, England.
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    'Follow Martin Salisbury's tips and instructions and, if you have the apititude, you could find yourself producing pictures good enough for printing.' Writing Magazine (October 2007)

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