Wednesday, March 4, 2020
25 Beautiful Examples of Book Illustration
25 Beautiful Examples of Book Illustration 25 Beautiful Examples of Book Illustration We all remember the signature illustrations of our childhood reads: the wild scribbles of Quentin Blake, the gentle watercolors of Beatrix Potter, the simple line drawings of Shel Silverstein, and so on. Indeed, many book illustrations become indelibly linked to the stories they depict. And theyÃ¢â¬â¢re not just limited to picture books! Many works of literature (both classic and contemporary) benefit from great illustrations as well.To help you get a sense of your preferred style - or if you just want to look through a gallery of gorgeous images - weÃ¢â¬â¢ve put togetherÃ 25 examples of book illustration over the past few years. These drawings come from childrenÃ¢â¬â¢s books, graphic novels, memoirs, and more, with incredible diversity in both the subjects and the illustrators themselves. So whether youÃ¢â¬â¢re hoping to find an illustrator for your bookÃ or simply seeking a little inspiration, youÃ¢â¬â¢re sure to find something you love! 25 beautiful examples of book illustration from contemporary artistsÃ Ã°Å¸Å½ ¨ 1. A Fine Dessert, Sophie BlackallThis piece by R. Gregory Christie can be found in Carole Boston WeatherfordÃ¢â¬â¢s Freedom in Congo Square, which details the lives of slaves in nineteenth-century Louisiana. Each week they would look forward to a few hours off, which theyÃ¢â¬â¢d spend celebrating in Congo Square. And though this work does an admirable job of not sugarcoating history, ChristieÃ¢â¬â¢s striking illustrations effectively convey the three-dimensional lives of slaves: they were not merely exploited workers, but people who had their own culture, goals, and dreams, all of which were symbolized by their gatherings in Congo Square.WhatÃ¢â¬â¢s your favorite book illustration of all time? Let us know in the comments! Also, for stunning examples of bookÃ coverÃ designs, check out this amazing gallery.