Making Great Illustration

Making Great Illustration

by Derek Brazell, Jo Davies
     
 

This book looks at some of the world's best illustrators, providing insight into the generally hidden and personal processes involved in the creation of illustration from concept to finished work.

Covering a wide range of illustration types, the book explores both the conceptual and practical methodologies and demonstrates the diversity of working methods used.

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Overview

This book looks at some of the world's best illustrators, providing insight into the generally hidden and personal processes involved in the creation of illustration from concept to finished work.

Covering a wide range of illustration types, the book explores both the conceptual and practical methodologies and demonstrates the diversity of working methods used. Included are design and advertising; adult fiction publishing; decorative illustration and merchandising; editorial and political cartoons; children's publishing; graphic literature; fashion illustration and journalistic illustration.

This is a broad, comprehensive look at the field of illustration which gives insight into each artist's approach and identifies what motivates them and inspires the sort of work they do. The information has been compiled from interviews and is not available anywhere else and includes the work of illustrators such as Ronald Searle, Ralph Steadman, Brad Holland and Quentin Blake.

The focus is on artistic excellence which has become commercially successful and will appeal to students, aspiring and practicing illustrators and those professionals who work with illustrators and as a reference book for a broader reading audience.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408124536
Publisher:
A&C Black Publishers, Ltd.
Publication date:
11/08/2011
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Derek Brazell graduated with a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration from Middlesex University. He has been illustrating since 1984 and some of his major clients include Penguin books, Harper Collins, Next, Tesco and Scholastic Books. He was the editor of the Association of Illustrators magazine and he now is on the editorial boar and is production administrator for Varoom.
Jo Davies got her BA in graphic deign illustration form Maidstone College of Art and her MA in illustration from Kingston University. She has worked as an illustrator since 1985 and her clients include Weidenfeld and Nicholson, British Airways, Sony and Country Living. She has has been a council member of the Association of Illustrators and she is an editorial board member of Varoom.

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