Sketching from the Imagination: Storytelling (Paperback)
Following the success of the established titles in this popular series, Sketching from the Imagination: Storytelling brings to life the characters, worlds, and tales of traditional stories and modern tales alike. 50 professional storybook artists from around the globe take inspiration from folklore and fairytales, myths and legends, and modern books and novels. Many of these artists create their own narratives, exploring their storytelling skills through an extraordinary talent for transforming words into compelling visual concepts. Children eagerly turn the pages of illustrated storybooks - some of those illustrations would be enchanting and dream-like, others were menacing and ugly (but no less intriguing). Those images often linger into adulthood, when graphic novels and illustrated books take over to feed our adult curiosity and child-like sense of adventure. Each artist not only shares several pages of their original art, but also the story behind it - the narrative of the art itself, and their fascinating account of the artistic process. From traditional children's characters to the fantastical, surreal, and terrifying worlds, every genre imaginable is covered. Whether you're a beginner or experienced artist, no matter what your style and medium, this book will have you telling tales in no time.