What Do Illustrators Do?

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Clarion Books, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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In this informative companion to the popular "What Do Authors Do?" author/illustrator Christelow turns her attention to the visual side of creating a picture book. Employing her relaxed style and trademark humor, she shows how an illustrator develops a book from rough sketches to finished artwork, following two artists as they illustrate different versions of "Jack and the Beanstalk." Christelow answers the questions often posed by children, such as, "What materials do you use?" and "Is it hard to be an illustrator?" and reveals that the uniqueness of each book depends on many creative choices . . . and a lot of painstaking work.

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User Review  - ashleyschifano - LibraryThing

See into the world of an illustrator and discover the process it takes to illustrate a story book. It shows two different styles of two different artists. It brings facts and fun into one book. This ... Read full review

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User Review  - kryoung1 - LibraryThing

This is a very useful book that shows the entire process of illustrating a book. It takes two people illustrating the same story and how different it can be based on the pictures alone. I hadn't ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
10
Section 2
25
Section 3
37
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About the author (2007)

Eileen Christelow was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in a family of avid readers. It was in high school that she first made the leap from reader to writer, publishing her first stories in her high school's magazine.After studying art history and drawing in college, she discovered a love of photography and began building a career as a photographer. Her interest in children's books was always strong, and after the birth of her daughter, she began thinking about writing one of her own. Her first book, Henry and the Red Stripes, was published in 1981.Since then, she has written and illustrated numerous best-selling picture books including ten popular books about the Five Little Monkeys, Letters from a Desperate Dog, and Vote! She lives with her husband in Dummerston, Vermont, and you can learn more about her life and work on her website, www.christelow.com and onwww.fivelittlemonkeys.com

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