Children’s Book Illustration

Lately, well for the last 2 years now, I’ve been very intrigued by art journals. Lots of artists do it regularly and I keep telling myself I should too. The most recent one that I’ve spent literally hours over, belongs to Ruth McNally Barshaw, a children’s book illustrator / writer who’s work I came across via typical I-really-can’t-tell-you-which websites.
Ruth McNally Barshaw sketching journal I love the casual but well formed style of here sketches, and the few peeks I can get of her books are even better. It’s only when I finished that I realized this was just the one documenting her 2006 trip to New York for the SCBWI MidWinter Conference, and there is still a whole 2007 one to go through. Hurray! The fascinating thing is that she seems to have had a few books printed that, from what I can make out, are in just the same personal sketching diary style of a little girl. I think that’s really cool. Do click through to check out the sketch book, she says she’s self taught, well! that looks like a hell of a great self taught style to me!

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2 Responses to Children’s Book Illustration

  1. self defense san francisco says:

    I was recently asked to illustrate a children’s book written by a family friend. It is the first publication that I will be doing, and I am not at all sure of pricing. I don’t want it to be an outrageous price, as I am just getting started, but I don’t know if I can ask for x amount of dollars up front and a percentage of royalties and merchandising, or how most of this stuff works. If anybody can help, please let me know. Thanks

    • admin says:

      To be honest, I haven’t a clue, but why don’t you ask a few book illustrators who have sites, like Ruth McNally Barshaw

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