Best Designing Resources Every Kids Book Illustrator Should Read

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As business owners in the world of information technology, our wishes always revolve around getting more and more customers to our website and generating as much revenue as possible in a short amount of time. The learning landscape is rapidly changing with the advanced 21st century technologies, as well as the integration of these technologies with access to the internet. At the same moment, we also don’t want to be too aggressive with our marketing efforts that it annoys them. After all, customer retention always remains our prime goal and getting them to our website, having them subscribe to our blogs, and making a purchase from our website always remain as our foremost objectives. We simply want our customers to remember us and children book illustrator may play a crucial role in it. That will help you become successful individuals in the future. Children book illustration not only a great way to develop the reading habits in your little ones, but some of these books also are artistic masterpieces that inspire children and increase their creativity.

You might consider that kids book illustration is an entirely different field. However, in actual an illustrator is an illustrator. And no one can design a logo better than an illustrator. A logo plays a highly important part in building the identity of a brand. It attracts your customers and helps them recognize you with some colors and design elements. No matter if you are a startup, a medium-scale company, or an international behemoth, you understand the importance of a great logo very well.

Prominent kids’ illustration books

  • Jacob Lawrence, The Great Migration: An American Story, 1993: Children’s book based on 60 tempera paintings by the American painter Lawrence. He painted ‘Migration Series’ (1940–41) about the mass movement of Americans and Africans from South to North during World War I and II. The kids’ book also has captions written by Lawrence.
  • Yayoi Kusama, The Little Mermaid, 2016: Though the Japanese artist illustrated Alice Adventures in Wonderland for 2012 edition,her densely layered black and white illustrations of such an old story of The Little Mermaid is a massive success in the Children book illustrations. The book has 96 pages, and it also has images from her series “Love Forever” (2004–07) with Hans Christian Andersen’s original text.
  • Marc Chagall, A maysemit a hon; dos tsigele, 1917: At the time when World War I was about to end, there was demand for educational materials for the Yiddish children, Chagall illustrated a booklet on a Rooster; The Little Kid. This booklet has eight small, black and white images by the artist and also had 15 pages of verse.
  • El Lissitzky, About Two Squares, 1922: A few years after the Russian Revolution of 1917, the artist El Lissitzkyillustrated, authored and designed a Suprematist story.

A logo should be a combination of your vision, the concept of your brand, and your unique offerings. Often times all illustrators find difficulties in designing a certain logo according to the demand of the client. That is why we have put here some resources that will definitely help you find tutorials to master the art of illustration:

  1. AIGA Eye on Design

My personal favorite and a resource with the most unique concept. This blog is focused on all the work presented in the world of designing by upcoming designers. It provides them with a great platform to get recognized and experiment with their creativity.

They can post their work and see the reaction of the experienced writers on the same. Sometimes, their work is so creative that you will get inspired by it. You might feel full of energy.

  1. Canva Blog

Canva showed the world how easy it can be for non-designers to create breathtaking graphics. It is stuffed with readymade designs that anyone can use to create graphics, social media posts, carousels, infographics, resumes, PowerPoint presentations, and even video.

Yes, videos are their latest creation. Canva blog is also filled with exquisite resources that new and experienced illustrators can learn a lot from.

  1. Adobe App

Adobe is the world’s biggest graphic software company and has recently acquired the previously second-largest one – CoralDraw. Yep, in 2020, the edition of CoralDraw you are going to witness will be completely refurbished by Adobe itself. The Adobe app is a good source of design tutorials, step-by-step to-do guides, illustration tips, and many other drawing lessons.

The history of Children book illustrations is so rich and fascinating. Many artists from all parts of the globe during different periods contributed to this art, and they are still significantly adding to the art of illustrations.

Being a kids’ book illustrator, it is so important you get along with the top resources the digital world has to offer you. Yes, learning by experimenting is a thing but when you can learn 10 times faster with the help of available tutorials, then why not use them?

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