Favorite Children's Book Illustrators and why?
Bobby Aquitania last edited by Bobby Aquitania
I'm really knew to this genre, my son is 28, and I met him when he was 15, so I missed out on those years when he was a kid. Now I did take care of my 3 nieces when they were under 10, but I let them watch TV which they were not supposed to do as much as I had let them. Lastly I have read books upside down to my first graders, but that is the extent of my knowledge of CBI's...
I just went through all the artists Brooke Boynton (an artist I discovered while watching one of Will Terry's courses) had on her blog that she follows. And found some incredible styles I really admire like:
I like their whimsy, their use of color and mostly how they all simplify to tell a story, and yet include so much detail with their process.
Do any of you have people you regularly follow or enjoy? And if so, could you recommend what you like... I didn't open this up to every artist under the sky, because I think CBI is a genre that's done so well by a select few.
Anyway I hope you've got some gems to share...
Stephanie Hider last edited by Stephanie Hider
I have a long list and I have only been researching this question with this as a career in mind for a very short time. I read a lot to my daughter when she was younger and some I really remember but others are just a blur. For me personally as a kid I always remembered "Where the Wild Things Are" not sure why as I didn't like Max but the artwork thrilled me.
This list are artists I plan on trying to copy their artwork to learn.
Love the clean graphic colorful look
Like the simple look of these and some of my doodles are a beginning unpolished phase 1 of these I think.
Love the color vs monochromatic in some of her work
Love his color use, textures, overly exaggerated characters and expressions
Love how he draws and his lack of line work (I don't care for lines and was searching for a way to draw without it effectively which I think he does)
His character designs are just hilarious
Paulina Orellana last edited by Paulina Orellana
when i was a kid my favorites are
because he do anything very well, expressive and beatiful
¨El Polilla¨ was my absolutely favorite when i was a kid, i read like hundred times, its still my favorite one
Appelealing characters, sweet story
Now, i know i missing many but i love oliver jeffers and leo espinoza
Bobby Aquitania last edited by Bobby Aquitania
Also found these links:
The 20 Most Beautiful Children's Books of All Time - includes Sendak!!
Illustration Web . US - Really nice division of styles..., doy I see this was already linked!
mattramsey last edited by
I have several favorites. I tend to enjoy the more painterly styles (as opposed to say, vector or woodcut or line art or manga styles).
Will Terry is definitely one of the top. Another is Adam Rex (Chu's Day, Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, Psst!, etc.).http://www.adamrex.com/
Bobby Aquitania last edited by
I would love to take a course on dissecting some of these styles, and what makes them so enamored.
amberwingart last edited by amberwingart
My favorite illustrators are from the period between 1880-1939.
• Arthur Rackham: http://www.artpassions.net/rackham/
• Edmund Dulac: http://www.artpassions.net/dulac/
• Anne Anderson: http://www.artpassions.net/anderson/
• Maxfield Parrish: http://www.artpassions.net/parrish/
But I also really love some modern illustrators. Some of my favorites are:
• Jean-Baptiste Monge: https://www.google.com/search?q=jean-baptiste+monge&espv=2&biw=1531&bih=846&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjBh_Lw6M3KAhUEMGMKHSi6AsMQ_AUIBigB&dpr=1.25
• Gary Lippincott: http://www.garylippincott.com/
• Omar Rayyan: http://studiorayyan.com/index.php
• Chris Dunn: https://www.facebook.com/chrisdunnillos/?fref=ts
• Justin Gerard & Annie Stegg Gerard (they're both awesome): http://www.gallerygerard.com
johntatulliart last edited by
Well this is an easy question...
...and I am liking Zac Retz as well.
audrey dowling last edited by audrey dowling
my knowledge is quite limited but here are a few illustrators I discovered by reading books to / buying books for my kids, that I really liked:
birgitta sif http://www.birgittasif.com/
lee wildish http://www.leewildish.com/lee_wildish/PORTFOLIO.html
chris mould http://chrismould.blogspot.ie/
I also love @Lee-White 's style ^^
sergio last edited by
@Paulina-Orellana, ¿"El Polilla" es O menino maluquiño?
Leontine last edited by
Fiep Westendorp, The most famous childrensbook illustrator we have ever had in the Netherlands, she even has her own museum over here! http://www.fiepwestendorp.nl/fiepamsterdam/
Leontine last edited by Leontine
How about another illustrator, Rien Poortvliet. He was Dutch, died twenty years ago, but what a genius illustrator...! Created a whole wold of gnomes, and how they live. Presented the world of gnomes in two 300 page books, fully illustrated. Its just amazing ![30a5f15ded21c6a13b6a315d6da30dc6.jpg] (/uploads/files/1454072207299-30a5f15ded21c6a13b6a315d6da30dc6.jpg)
audrey dowling last edited by
I've definitely seen these gnomes before @Leontine
beautiful work indeed
Beautiful artwork! Thanks for sharing!
I always loved the Little Critter Books-can't remember the illustrator right now....yikes! My 2 year old grandson loves Sandra Boynton books. I also enjoyed Helen Oxenbury with my kids, Maurice Sendak, Tomie Depaolo, can't think of anymore right now because I'm rushing off.
Patricia Nicaisse last edited by
Rien Poortvliet.was the best Dutch wildlife illustrator, but was an hunter too...! He created a wonderful and realistic world of gnomes specialy for children.. More pictures at: http://rien-poortvliet.emyspot.com/
Rebecca Hirsch last edited by
@Marsha-Kay-Ottum-Owen Mercer Mayer - one of my favorites ever!
Brad last edited by Brad
Bill Watterson - He is just too good. Best. My introduction to loving comic strips and wanting to draw cartoons.
Sergio Aragones - MAD mag illustrator, such witty drawings and brilliant ink technique.
Uderzo - The illustration excellence and comic appeal of Asterix is pretty much artistic perfection (IMO)
Quentin Blake - It was always so easy to spot a Roald Dahl in the library and Blake's artwork made the stories even more real. So sensitive with linework.
Too many to count. At the present time point, my favorites are
the marvelous Peter de Seve:
On the graphical side, Jeff Turley:
But really, this is nearly endless...!!
bluesky71 last edited by
Love that gnome! With his feet hanging out of the bath