CHILDREN’S LITERATURE FROM AN ILLUSTRATOR’S PERSPECTIVE

For illustrators to acquire success in children’s literature, they require not just great illustration skills and storytelling ability but also a keen knowledge of audience taste. Illustrators need to have a deep knowledge of children’s literature and an ability to discern which subjects are appropriate for which age groups. Working as an illustrator for children’s books is an exciting but also Continue Reading

The magic of print books

The unending battle of print books vs. ebooks has not thrown up any clear winner so far. Both sides have their ardent supporters but while ebook fans mainly harp on the convenience factor, those who champion print books prefer to speak of the unique experience that print books provide. Physical Pleasure of Print Books Every avid reader is aware of the intimate experiences that a print book can Continue Reading

Graphic Novel for Children

The legendary illustrator, Dave Gibbons is the creator of Watchmen, the best-selling graphic novel of all time.  He is an ardent advocate of the graphic novel as a way to get children hooked on to reading because he believes that ‘in today’s very visual world, the pictorial qualities and cinematic structure of graphic texts have a particular attraction to young people.’ Considering the importance Continue Reading

3 AWESOME WAYS TO MARKET BOOKS THIS VACATION

Being an author means never being off-duty, especially when it comes to marketing your book. This vacation season find new and creative ways to promote your book and sell extra copies.  And if you are headed for a vacation yourself, find new places to market your book. A perfect plan for the most exciting (and profitable!) vacation you have ever had! Vacation Plan If you are travelling Continue Reading

Adding Humour in Children’s book

According to Roald Dahl, humour is the key to being an effective children’s writer. And he was probably right if the ever increasing sale of humorous books is any indication of the direction in which children’s publishing is headed.But while children love a good laugh, how exactly does a children’s author go about injecting humour into a book? What is it that will make the young reader break Continue Reading

10 best alternatives to Adobe Illustrator

10 BEST ALTERNATIVES TO ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR If Adobe Illustrator does not fit into your budget or is too complicated for a casual user like you, don’t press the panic button as yet! Here are 10 great alternatives that are easy on the pocket and fun to use as well. Inkscape This program is very popular with designers and illustrators because it can create the most amazing vector effects. Continue Reading

An Illustration company to manage

Don’t be pushed by problems, be led by solutions. Often, problems are just guidelines to future success. Identifying and resolving them leads to a better, stronger future. This is true of both people and companies. When you are running an illustration company, you will face the usual problems of corporate variety, as well as problems specific to the creative field.But the first step is always Continue Reading

An Illustration Agency into Success

If You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail. While the formula for success may be different for each company, there are some basic business rules that cut across industry lines. All companies, including those in creative business, need to abide by these rules if they are to have a real chance at success. If you are an artist, planning on starting an illustration agency or have already found one, here Continue Reading