Friday, September 24, 2010

Lynne Chapman on How to Illustrate a Book

One of my favorite illustrators from the UK is Lynne Chapman. I love her blog so much because she shares so much of her process with her readers. She works in pastels which is a fragile medium. Here is a photo of her art table as she was finishing up her book. She sends the finished artwork to the publisher, who scans the work and sends back the digital art to her on a disk. She can then go in and alter the artwork in Photoshop to her liking.

Her latest book Bears on the Stairs is the focus piece of a series of videos she has done on how she works as an illustrator. Here is the first installment. She will be posting more in the weeks to come on her fabulous blog. Enjoy!

How to illustrate a book - Part 1 from Open College of the Arts on Vimeo.


Alicia Padrón said...

I love Lynne and her work. This video is great. I love that I can hear her speak now with her lovely accent :o)

Thanks for posting this Deb!

Deb said...

I agree Ali....great to hear her real voice rather than an imagined blogging voice :)

roz said...

Oh what a pleasure that was to watch. Thanks for sharing!

Jon Davis said...

Very very good videeo, really informative.
Thanks for posting :)

Marián Lario said...

Oooooo I love these animals so funny:)
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