How To Be A Children's Book Illustrator

Mark Mitchell's blog on children's book illustration and artists

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“How to Illustrate Children’s Books” A review

Last month we awarded Will Terry’s instructional video series How to Illustrate Children’s Books to the winner of our “Epiphany Essay” contest, Maya Scharke. Since I proffer my own online course on children’s book illustration I was ready to take a fine tooth comb to this “competitor” that several of my illustrator buddies and colleagues were giving high marks… Read More

Author-illustrator, children’s book artists’ den mother

What publishing genre relies on art and pictures more than any other? Children’s book publishing, of course.   But for a long time the professional organization of children’s book writers and illustrators did not have an illustrators’ spirit guide. The change began when picture book artist Tomie de Paola nudged his fellow board members of the… Read More

Paper Engineers!

Two members of our Inklings Picture Book critique group recently made a pilgrimage  to see the original pop-up art of Robert Sabuda and David Diaz in an exhibit “The Wizards of Pop-up.”  It was at the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature in Abilene, Texas. Austin author-illustrators Christy Stallop and Erik Kuntz basically spent the… Read More