If you’re thinking of becoming an illustrator of storybooks, you might wonder if you can actually make a living from it. You can. Here’s what you need to know to build your reputation and your career as an artist of story.
Now into week five of writing the first Bunny and Witch book, this is mostly about what to cut and what to switch around. Knowing when to do that in an illustrated storybook is mostly about deciding WHY a page does what it does.
Ashley Spires is an award-winning author and illustrator of several books for kids. In this newest book, you can really see her experience shine through, page to page. This gal knows how to create a solid storybook.
Week Four of creating the first Bunny and Witch story: When I plan the pages of any storybook manuscript, I don’t just plan the story. Even if I plan to pitch a story to an editor, I still create a professional looking mock-up to show them.
Last week, I knew I needed to do something about the Bunny character and how she looks. But I also needed to get the actual story down and pin down my primary plot. I’ve been working on both this week.