Watch 'em Work:
Quentin Blake and more here
Emily Gravett (click on the "about me" sign to watch her work!)
Hear 'Em Talk:
"Here's What I Did," A nice little story of how an illustrator got to where she is now.
Just One More Book.com, Author & Illustrator Interviews
Escape From Illustration Island, "What I Wish I Knew When I Started"
Illustrator Interviews: by Kids Book Review,
Author Interviews: Damsels in Regress,
Notes From The Horn Book newsletter often has interviews: "Five questions for..."
Reading Rockets video interviews of authors and illustrators.
Blogcritics.org <- click here, then search "illustrator interview"
How They Write:
Writing & Editing Checklist
On Poetry, Rhythm and Rhyme:
Steven Fry's "The Ode Less Traveled"
Picture Book Idea Month 2011 (PiBoIdMo)
How They Draw:
Working with the Gutter:
On Drawing, Line & Perspective:
Defining Perspective Grids
See Their Stuff:
Here are some good examples of the different mediums and how the artists choose to work with those mediums. Of course, these things tend to overlap, (such as pencil drawings are colored with watercolor), but hopefully breaking down the books like this will be helpful. This page will continually be a work in progress, as I learn about new books and the artists who create them.
If you've found a good example of any of the following mediums, let me know!
Watercolor and Gauache
Jon J. Muth
Dan Yaccarino, gauache
Pen and Ink
Graphite (traditional pencil)
Collage and Mixed Media
Judith Moffatt, cut paper.
Bryan Collier, mixed media.
Salley Mavor, embroidery and felt.
Eric Carle, cut paper and collage.
Cathryn Falwell, "Scoot!" collage, cut paper, and pieces of nature.
Betsy Snyder, "Peanut Butter and Jellyfishes," and "Haiku Baby,"
Clare Beaton, felt and fabric.
Mique Moriuchi, paper and acrylic collage, and her blog.
Lida Enche, "Goose Moon"
"Wolf! Wolf!" by John Rocco. Original drawings in pencil, then scanned and painted in Photoshop.
Egg Tempera on Illustration Board - "One Wintry Night" by Ruth Bell Graham, Illustrated by Richard Jesse Watson