Thursday, March 29, 2012

Illustrating Essentials

A good illustrator has to be a good artist, but there's more to being successful in the field of children's publishing.

Search the web for artists you admire.  Get their advice on working methods and links, not just technique.

Follow sites that keep you updated on changes in the industry.

Go to a local bookstore.  Browse the featured books that interest you, and write down the names of the companies which publish material similar to your own.
There are plenty of books and sites I could recommend.  For starters, try the ones below.

Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market
Writers Digest

Writing with Pictures, by Uri Schulevitz

The Purple Crayon by Harold Underdown
The Horn Book
Every Writer's for publishers

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