If you’re a digital artists like me, you love control. But control only gets you so far, because some technical skills outside of digital illustration is absolutely essential to the creative process of illustration.
This video is about character design in the broader sense, but focusing on aspects which might not be as obvious as the visual appearance. That’s why I’m concentrating on simple geometrical shapes, no shiny graphics here.
Jon Scieszka’s and Lane Smith’s picture book “The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales” plays with reader’s expectations in text an image. The incredible depth of this silly little book is surprising.
Jon Klassen’s picture book “This Is Not My Hat” is hilarious, and scary. How many children’s books attempt to put a thief, an alleged murderer and a liar in a picture book? And then go on to win internationally acclaimed prices?