Picture Book Inspiration!

... and reference! Maybe more reference, actually. The inspiration is already in you guys.

 
 

This is a spot to come and think deeply about what you'd like to create,
and how you'd like to go about creating it!

Click around and explore the possibilities available to you, get inspired by authors' and illustrators' work, and think about how to apply these things to your own story.

We'll keep posting interesting stuff if you keep coming back!

 

Compiled Interviews and Artists' Processes:

 

Picturebook Makers

This site features a bunch of writers and illustrators from around the world. Great interviews and behind-the-scenes looks into their processes.

Design of the Picture Book

More interviews with a lot of process photos!

 
 

Blaine.org

Interviews and behind-the-scenes looks with authors and illustrators.

Number FIve Bus

Interesting (and often digressive) conversations between picture book makers!

 

Interesting Illustrators:

Oliver Jeffers

Medium: mixed media (including, like, wood and found books), grease pencil, oil paint

Interview on his book The Incredible Book Eating Boy

Author Video
His fun and zany website, OliverJeffersWorld
His normal, professional website (with additional paintings!)

CHristian Robinson

Medium: paper cut-outs, paint

Interview
Website
Old Blog
Current Blog

Rebecca Green

Medium: gouache, colored pencil, Photoshop

Website
Blog
Interview
Another Interview
Yet Another Interview

Clover Robin

Medium: painted paper cut-outs

Website
Blog (with great references)
Instagram

Hyunsong WE

Medium: pencil, Photoshop

Website
Instagram

Alexander Cho

Medium: Photoshop

Website
Instagram

Crystal Kung

Medium: Photoshop (primarily), watercolor, pen and ink

Website
Instagram
Interview (by Wacom people!)

Vaughan Ling "Heavy Poly"

Medium: watercolor (plein air!), pen and ink, digital

Instagram

Sergiy Maidukov

Medium: pencil, pen and ink, paint, digital

Website/Blog Thing
Instagram

Jeffrey Alan Love

Medium: ink and brayer, marker, paint, digital

Website
Reddit AMA
Process Video

Beatrice Blue

Medium: Photoshop, pencil, gouache

Website
Interview
Instagram


General Visual Inspiration

(Posters and design things, paintings, photographs, book covers, you name it)

Niice dot co

Designspiration


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