“20 Resources for Illustrators” by Joan Y. Edwards
I found a few blogs, websites, and YouTube links that might help inspire you as an illustrator and help you improve your skills.
- Caldecott Award – http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal
- Creative Blog. “9 Top Illustrator Resources.” http://www.creativebloq.com/illustrator/resources-113968
- Diane Cricket Phillips. “The Difference Between Illustration and Art – Cricket Diane C Phillips – Cricket House Studios – 2008:” https://cricketdiane.wordpress.com/2008/02/20/the-difference-between-illustration-and-art-cricket-diane-c-phillips-cricket-house-studios-2008/
- Harold Underdown. “Picture Book Manuscripts and Illustrations:” http://www.underdown.org/picture-books-illustrations.htm
- Jodie Rodriguez. “Exploring Illustrating Techniques in Picture Books:” http://growingbookbybook.com/2013/08/10/exploring-illustrating-techniques-in-picture-books-10-for-10/
- Lynne Chapman. “An Illustrator’s Life for Me:” http://lynnechapman.blogspot.com/
- Nate Williams. “How to Start Your Illustrator Career http://www.n8w.com/wp/552
- Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. “Frequently Asked Questions:” http://www.scbwi.org/frequently-asked-
- Marketsplash.com. “Illustration Tools:” https://marketsplash.com/illustration-tools/
- 11 Stunning Illustrator Websites That Will Inspire You (wix.com)
YouTube videos to help illustrators
- Jazza. “How to Create Characters (the Design Process):” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rpj2J4tn4YI
- Leonardo Pereznieto. “5 Tips to Be a Successful Artist! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fefYsWHHc0I
- Lynne Chapman. “How to Illustrate a Picture Book: Creating the Drawings:” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5DQXg86luA
- Mark Crilley. “Creating Characters – 6 Tips to Help You:” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph7-q9GOMR0
- Michael. How to Draw and Paint Channel on YouTube. “Drawing Lesson: River Bed Exercise:” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohcSwOKumGE
- Virtual Instructor: “Drawing Exercises:” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1sW99idvak
- Patti Stewart”How to Illustrate a Book:” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MScZchvX97E
- Will Terry. “Drawing Characters: – One of 7 videos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWxdLNLKJvk
- Will Terry. “How to Illustrate a Children’s Book:” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpVZF7FbQww
- Will Terry. “How to Improve Your Drawing Skills Quicker” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbb_ctVMTeA
Please share links of resources that in the comments area links that help you in your illustrating journey.
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