Drawing for Illustration

Thames & Hudson. Oct. 2022. 224p. ISBN 9780500023310. $45. ART INSTRUCTION
In Salisbury’s (illustration, Cambridge Sch. of Art; Children’s Picturebooks: The Art of Visual Storytelling) introduction, he admits to “shamelessly stealing the title” of Lynton Lamb’s 1962 book with hopes to further illuminate the subject of illustration. The basic principles of line, tone, composition, structure, perspective, and color are explored with ample examples, from sketches to their final printed illustrations. They cover a wide range of time periods to add historical context. Interviews with illustrators and case studies spotlight the various mediums for applied illustration, such as magazines, books, advertising, and displays.
VERDICT A robust bibliography and index are included. The result is an appropriate update for art collections, particularly for universities and large public libraries with teens and adults interested in this craft.
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