Yes, so basically... this is an interview with ...me:)
Phil Johnston who took my class last summer wanted to interview me for a personal project of his and I was lucky enough to get him to send me this really well edited video of it that he made. I had forgotten about it for a while but now I found it again and even though I am of course a huge nerd in it, I do think that it came out quite interesting. A lot of that is of course Phil's doing, because if he didn't put those cuts where they are, it would just be me rambling on for hours and hours.... ;)
Also, I'd like to mention that the drawings you see me doing in the video are part of my 'character development exercise' where the point is to draw as many different characters in as little time as possible, so don't judge;)
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