Presentation on theme: "How We Express Ourselves: Illustrators. WHAT IS AN ILLUSTRATOR? An illustrator is a storyteller with a drawing board. An illustrator can express a lot."— Presentation transcript:
WHAT IS AN ILLUSTRATOR? An illustrator is a storyteller with a drawing board. An illustrator can express a lot of different surroundings, situations, emotions and the physical appearances of characters. Illustrators are as important as the authors of the book.
Illustrator: 1.An illustrator is an artist who specializes in enhancing writing by providing a visual representation that corresponds to the content of the text or idea. 2.The illustration may be intended to clarify complicated concepts or objects that are difficult to describe, which is the reason illustrations are often found in children's books. 3.Illustrations have been used in all sorts of things including: advertisements, greetings cards, [posters, books, novels, newspapers, cartoons and video games!
A Career as an Illustrator Children's Book Illustrator: Education and Career Facts Being a creative and talented artist is necessary for becoming a children's book illustrator, but you will likely need more than that to be successful in this field. Employers prefer illustrators to hold at least a bachelor's degree, and master's degree programs are also available. Continue reading for information on career prospects for illustrators.
Types of Media: Collage Cut Paper Fabric Pencil Drawings Photography Chalk Watercolor Tempera Paints Oil Paints Pastels Paper Pulp Digital Art http://www.picturingbooks.com/slides/artistic-media.html
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle noun 1 a form of art in which various materials are arranged and stuck to a backing. 2 a combination or collection of various things.
various materials are arranged and stuck to a backing
Brown Bear Brown Bear by Bill Martin, Illustrated by Eric Carle
Form: Quilt A coverlet or blanket made of two layers of fabric with a layer of cotton, wool, feathers, or down in between, all stitched firmly together, usually in a decorative crisscross design.
Don’t Let the Pigeons Drive the Bus! words and pictures by Mo Willems
Mo Willems uses stunning photographs with illustrations to illustrate his book, Knuffle Bunny and Knuffle Bunny Too.
A Drop of Water by Walter Wick PHOTOGRAPHYPHOTOGRAPHY
Stevie by John Steptoe Chalk Drawings Creating a picture with lines using chalk.
Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg Pencil Drawings Hatching is the use of fine, parallel lines drawn closely together... Crosshatching is an extension of hatching, which uses is the use of fine parallel lines drawn closely together, to create the illusion of shade or texture in a drawing.
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg OIL Pastel Illustrations
The Snowy Day The classic children's book by Ezra Jack Keats turns 50 this year. When it came out in 1962, it was one of the first major kids' books to feature a black protagonist. It became a huge hit, and was embraced by parents, teachers and children of all colors.
Keats' Inspiration In 1940, Life magazine published a short photo essay focused on a little boy in Liberty County, Ga., who was about to undergo a blood test. Keats was struck by the sweet images of the child, and cut the group of photographs out of the magazine. That little boy was the inspiration for Keats' character Peter, the African-American protagonist of The Snowy Day and six books that followed.
Digital Art: 1.Computers dramatically changed the industry and today many cartoonists and illustrators create digital illustrations using computers, graphic tablets, and scanners. 2.Software such as Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop are now widely used by those professionals.