If you are not familiar with the term “illustration”, then let me explain to you that an illustration a visual explanation of text, concept or process, which is generally designed for integration in published media that includes books, magazines, flyers, posters, any kind of teaching material, animation, video games, and films. And illustrator is a person who draws those pictures for all these kinds of published media.
If you are also interested in picture book illustrations work and want to make your career in this particular field, then here are the few good tips regarding illustrating children’s book, and if you will keep these tips in your mind, then it is for sure that you can easily beat off your competition.
1. Be persistent
There is a huge competition in every field, which also includes Children’s book illustration. If you really want to lead the market, then keep doing hard work. Always try to evolve your own style and attempt to create something different and attractive. Along with this keep connecting with various people and especially attempt to make a connection with the leading influencer of this illustration field.
Try to meet agencies which do business in this respective field and introduce yourself to them by showing your portfolio.
2. Inspiration is all around
Well, the inspiration is all over and in everything; you just have to pay to heed differently to that thing. Even if you listen to any song about love, try to imagine illustration in your mind that how you can create your own love story. Along with this, try to browse a certain website and see what possibilities are there for you. There are various sites related to this, and the popular one is - Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, various blogs. Pinterest is the best, as there you will find various incredible ideas, plots, and several illustrators, sharing their creativity on this particular site.
3. Don’t think, just draw
If you love to draw, then don’t think much, just draw it. If you think a lot, then it can happen that you can get confused and can’t able to create the required illustration. So it’s better just to draw and then analyze whether you have made the perfect required illustration.
Most of the artists say that some of their finest sketches they create when they are not thinking. You can do sketching while you are on the phone or just sitting in front of the TV.
4. The very first sketch may not be a perfect one
It is not sure that whatever you start, you get success in it for the very first time and the same as in the case of illustration. It is not necessary that you are able to draw the perfect picture, as the way it is in your mind and the other person able to read and understand it that what you want to say with the help of that picture.
You can start with a rough sketch related to an idea which is in your mind. After that, you can revise it by editing it properly you want, and in the last, it is possible that you get success in creating the art which is in your mind or in some cases, you get succeed in creating even much better piece of art.
You just need to create that first mediocre draft or sketch to get to that great story or a particular piece of art.
5. Try to develop a work style that is unique and suits you
You should always try to create something new but along with this try to master in any particular style which suits you and you know that no one can create that particular piece of art better than you.