Sunday, October 30, 2011

A child's eye for enchantment

Sunday Morning Herald (Australia) - When Sarah Davis sat down to visualise the story behind the alliterative verse penned by friend and children's fiction author Christopher Cheng, she put aside her sketchbook and watercolours.

Davis's brief from publishers Random House was to give Cheng's words, written a decade before, context and a unifying narrative.

Given the countless combinations of story and pictures that have been used, you'd expect there to be little room for innovation in children's book illustration. However, new illustrators are stretching boundaries, experimenting with art forms and using digital technology to interpret stories in styles that suit a book's mood and setting.  Read more.

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