Book Illustrator – Book Illustrations – educational book illustrated, textbook illustrator…
One of the specialized services I offer is drawing book illustrations. I have done many illustration projects in the past for books on various subjects and themes and I can say that I loved every bit of it.
Cartoons drawn many years ago before the computer took over – notice how the watercolours aren’t as clean looking as the cartoons coloured on the computer!? Mind you, I did scan this from a page from the book, so I did probably lose some quality there!
The use of book illustrations is one way of enhancing the reading process. Publishers of books meant for adult readers also commission cartoon artwork for some book illustrations in order for the material to become more appealing. This is because book illustrations aid in the understanding of the narrative text and allows readers to visualize what they are reading.
A cartoon of a bus driver who has been taken short and needs a pee desperately. He’s running into a spooky graveyard.
It can also lend some kind of uniqueness to the printed material, since not all books contain illustrations. It can also make the reading process fun, especially when book illustrations are in the form of caricatures and cartoons. Some people like having illustrations in their reading materials, if only to provide some visual interest and diversion.
In educational materials, books illustrations are essential. In books containing complicated subjects replete with details, book illustrations become learning tools in themselves. When readers can visualize what the author is writing about, the understanding and learning processes are facilitated. Book illustrations can also function as mnemonic devices which allow readers to remember a certain idea or concept through its association with images.
Most textbooks, especially those meant to be used by children and teenagers, contain numerous book illustrations. In fact, all of us learned our alphabets and numbers through pictures and images accompanying them.
When creating book illustrations, I make sure that I draw images appropriate for its target readers. This has resulted in slight variations of drawings meant for preschoolers and for children slightly older. I see to it that the readers themselves can relate to and derive enjoyment when they use the books I have illustrated for. When I create book illustrations, I try to incorporate humor in them as often as I can. This is because learning becomes so much easy when it becomes a fun thing to do.
I also have had the pleasure of creating book illustrations for instructional materials. In these kinds of projects, I make sure that the created images are not only fun but are also able to convey whatever concept and idea the author wishes to relate. As much as possible, book illustrations should be made in ways that allows viewers to understand it at one glance.
In fact, I have had the pleasure of making book illustrations for foreign language books. Check out some of the book illustrations project I have done and you will know what I’m talking about. Though it was a unique and far more challenging experience than the usual, I have enjoyed the chance to illustrate books for language students. It is during projects like this that I really get to hone my skill in creating book illustrations.
When you peruse the book illustrations I did in the past years, you will notice how most of them are replete with amusing characters and situations. This is because I always emphasize in using humor for learning. However, I can also work with publishers in making book illustrations for serious-themed materials which seeks to reinforce some of its points through images.