Hi! I am Lisa Cinar, a writer, illustrator and overall Fan of Picture Books! This here blog serves as a way for me to catalog, and share my fascination with the art of picture book illustration.
I am now also teaching a class on Illustration for the Continuing Education Department at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver. This blog also serves as a supplement for this class and to post Homework assignments. Here's to hoping you will get as much out of it as I will. Enjoy.
I teach at Emily Carr University of Art & Design Continuing Studies Department
Recommended Books on Illustration and Visual Storytelling
These are Books I recommend as supplementary books for my Children's Picture Book Illustration Class I teach in the Continuing Studies Department at Emily Carr University of Art & Design.
Should you wish to buy these books, I strongly encourage you to purchase them at your local independent book store instead of from Amazon. Our local bookstores are going out of business and need your support! If you reside in Vancouver most of these titles are available at 'Oscar's Art Books' on Broadway and Granville. Even if you buy one book there and two online, please help keep our bookstores alive, otherwise soon there won't be any.
'How to be an Illustrator' by Darrel Rees
'Illustrating Children's Books' by Martin Salisbury
'Play Pen' by Martin Salisbury
'Words and Pictures' by Quentin Blake
'Drawing for the Artistically Undiscovered' by Quentin Blake and John Cassidy
'Illustrating Children's Picture Books' Steven Withrow & Lesley Breen Withrow