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How To Be A Children's Book Illustrator

Mark Mitchell's blog on children's book illustration and more art

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Conjuring a young witch’s world in watercolor

University of Texas BFA grad Marsha Riti worked at her first creative love, ceramics before she saw an opportunity to make some extra money with her studio art craft — illustrating books for children. She did some additional study (including taking my class at the AMOA Art School), joined the Austin chapter of the Society of Children’s… Read More

Is it time to really learn Photoshop?

Children’s book illustrators increasingly are using Photoshop to bring their images into the “final art” stage. Photoshop files are the raw materials for building interactive digital books for the iPad and smart phones.  In a previous post Ezra Weinstein,  publisher of InteractBooks discussed the need for Photoshop layers from illustrators. Here in the above video… Read More