Sunday, May 24, 2009
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Thursday, May 07, 2009
Monday, May 04, 2009
I love David Diaz's artist statement, to the point that I wish I had written it for myself:
“An illustrator’s first priority is to illuminate, to enhance and make clear to the reader the text. Drawing is the foundation on which my art is built. The strength of this foundation determines whether a work will succeed or fail. All of the technique in the world can't save a bad drawing. As an artist, the challenge for me is to retain the spontaneity of an initial sketch or thumbnail drawing through to the creation of the final image.”
Grim projections for children's book sales from Publishers Weekly and the Institute for Publishing Research:
... the picture book category is expected to be down 5.7% this year compared to last year, and won't regain its 2008 numbers by 2012 ...