Thursday, 30 September 2010

Illustrating a Children's Book: the Nuts and Bolts of the Job


Here is the 2nd part of the interview I did recently about illustrating picture books.

In this film I talk about how I plan a book and I look in detail at some of the specific challenges presented by my latest picture book, Bears on the Stairs. I also talk about how I am paid, explaining what 'advances' are and how they work.

(if you missed the first half of the interview, click here)


If you found this video interesting or helpful, there are two further filmed interviews coming up, about how I became an illustrator and about keeping a sketchbook.

If you are interested in becoming a children's book illustrator yourself, my post about how to create the best folio of work should help.

If you would like more hot tips on drawing, you might like this, about sketching people.

If you are a published illustrator looking for tips on doing school visits, try this.

11 comments:

Caroline said...

Wonderful - really liked this. Your blog has so much useful info - thank you so much! Will you ever do an e course in children's book illustration, I wonder? If you do, I'll sign up!

Swan Artworks said...

Again, great stuff! Thankyou!
Carrie... :)

Lisa Thompson said...

I don't know where I first found the link to you blog yesterday, but thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience! Your two videos are wonderful.

Jon Davis said...

Excellent stuff again, very interesting. Thanks so much for posting these :)

Mary Jane said...

Thank you so much for sharing your video. It is most informative and inspiring.
Your blog is a favourite and I follow along amazed at your imagination and incredible energy.
Thank you. Your talent brings a lot of fun and joy to so many people.

Lynne Chapman said...

You're very welcome: I'm so pleased you are all enjoying the films and finding the bits of info helpful and interesting!

Emily said...

I swear I get giddy when I see great 'this is how it works' posts or videos.
The quality of your posts leave me in broken record player style once again repeating Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!

Karien Naude said...

Thanks so much for posting this wicked videos. I've learned so much by watching them. Thank you!

Hanna said...

Hi Lynne! I got sent these videos from the OCA (I'll be one of their students next year!) and thought it was briliant...then realised that it was the same Lynne who left a very encouraging comment on my blog yonks ago. Still haven't finished the book yet but it's on the back burner! Thank you! Hanna

Lynne Chapman said...

Hey Hanna! Glad you like the films. Good luck with the OCA course - I bet you'll love it!

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