Authors must always remember to answer the common questions when they illustrate a children’s book: who, what, why, and how. Who is my audience? What are my illustrations trying to convey? Why illustrate this part of the story over another part? How should I illustrate it?
- As an illustrator, what will be your medium?Do you prefer a soft look? You might want to try watercolors. On the other hand, acrylic paints are more appropriate when you need something sharper. You should also consider art markers, as they’re both easy to use and very adaptable.
- Be familiar with the material. Read the book several times, taking note of any character descriptions the author used. Do any images come to your mind? Make sure to jot them down too.
- Divide the book into sections. The frequency of illustrations will depend on the age group of the target audience. Books for…
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