Notice that she gets up at 4.30 to write every day. Discipline and practice is really what will make you good at pretty much ANYTHING. You just have to work at it every day. It's really amazingly simple in a way, no?
Hi! I am Lisa Cinar, a writer, illustrator and overall Fan of Picture Books! This here blog serves as a way for me to catalog, and share my fascination with the art of picture book illustration.
I am now also teaching a class on Illustration for the Continuing Education Department at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver. This blog also serves as a supplement for this class and to post Homework assignments. Here's to hoping you will get as much out of it as I will. Enjoy.
I teach at Emily Carr University of Art & Design Continuing Studies Department
Recommended Books on Illustration and Visual Storytelling
These are Books I recommend as supplementary books for my Children's Picture Book Illustration Class I teach in the Continuing Studies Department at Emily Carr University of Art & Design.
Should you wish to buy these books, I strongly encourage you to purchase them at your local independent book store instead of from Amazon. Our local bookstores are going out of business and need your support!
'How to be an Illustrator' by Darrel Rees
'Illustrating Children's Books' by Martin Salisbury
'Play Pen' by Martin Salisbury
'Words and Pictures' by Quentin Blake
'Drawing for the Artistically Undiscovered' by Quentin Blake and John Cassidy
'Illustrating Children's Picture Books' Steven Withrow & Lesley Breen Withrow