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Illustration that works : professional techniques for artistic & commercial success

Author: Greg Houston
Publisher: New York : Monacelli Studio, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A straight-to-the-point "everything-you-need-to-know" guide to the world of professional illustration for aspiring artists and recent art-school graduates--not only the technical essentials (the difference between narrative versus conceptual illustration, diagramming a composition, mastering negative space, and the impact of different mediums from watercolor to digital to textiles), but industry insights, real-world  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Houston
ISBN: 9781580934473 1580934471
OCLC Number: 919252760
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: seduced by illustrations --
So you want to be an illustrator? --
What are illustrations? --
Art and illustration --
Your taste doesn't matter --
Without an idea, what have you got? --
Paintbrush? Pen? Needle and thread? --
Illustration's unsung hero --
You've got to have style --
I need an illustrator --
Fashion! Hair! Cars! --
Portraits --
Caricatures --
Problems and mistakes --
Don't just feed the alligator.
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A straight-to-the-point "everything-you-need-to-know" guide to the world of professional illustration for aspiring artists and recent art-school graduates--not only the technical essentials (the difference between narrative versus conceptual illustration, diagramming a composition, mastering negative space, and the impact of different mediums from watercolor to digital to textiles), but industry insights, real-world insider advice, and honest personal development tips from an experienced teacher ("if you say your style is 'manga' or 'anime' then you have no style").--Amazon.com.

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