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See below for a selection of the latest books from Illustration category. Presented with a red border are the Illustration books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Illustration books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Illustration Research Methods

Illustration Research Methods

Author: Rachel (Kingston University, UK) Gannon, Mireille (Royal College of Art, UK) Fauchon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2021

For years illustration has lacked a strong critical history in which to frame it, with academics and media alike assessing it as part of design rather than a discipline in its own right. Illustration Research Methods addresses this void and adds to a fast-emerging discipline, establishing a lexicon that is specific to discussing contemporary illustration practice and research. The chapters are broken down into the various roles that exist within the industry and which illustration research can draw from, such as 'Reporting' and 'Education'. In doing so, users are able to explore a diverse range of disciplines that are rich in critical theory and can map these existing research methodologies to their own study and practice. Supported by a wealth of case studies from international educators, student projects sit alongside those of world-renowned illustrators. Thus allowing users the opportunity to put what they have learnt into context and offering insight into the thinking and techniques behind some of illustrations' greats.

Fashion Doodling and Colouring

Fashion Doodling and Colouring

Author: Frances Moffatt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

A great book for expressing your creative fashion urges, with doodling, drawing and colouring exercises to fill in. Fashion illustrator and lecturer Frances Moffatt provides suggestions and half-filled pages of drawings and doodles for you to continue. Including sections on designing your own fashion blog, creating your own festival fashions, styling street style models from across the globe, adding bling to celebrity pets and creating your own fashion patterns and prints. This book is packed full of fun exercises to get the creative juices going and bring out the fashionista in you. Unleash your creative potential by adding colour, patterns and glitter to these line drawings to make them unique to your style. Whether it's a simple colouring-in piece, or a more considered drawing, the suggestions offer something for everyone and encourage you to make the book about your own style.

New Retro Illustrations

New Retro Illustrations

Author: PIE International Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Illustrators Annual 2020

Illustrators Annual 2020

Author: Bologna Children's Book Fair Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/11/2020

Illustrators Annual 2020 is the 2020 edition of Chronicle Books' yearly publication celebrating artists featured at the Bologna Children's Book Fair. Selected by the year's jury at the fair, these illustrators represent the most daring, exciting artistic minds working across the world. Celebrating debut and storied talent from around the world-talent poised to engage a whole new generation of book lovers-this glorious compendium can be read cover-to-cover or browsed through at random. * An annual publication that brings groundbreaking art from around the world to the English-speaking market * Inspires readers to marvel at the brilliance of the gifts shared by children's book illustrators * Provides a fascinating peek into the world of global children's book illustration A highlight of the time-honored gathering of children's publishers in Bologna, Italy, the Illustrators Annual is juried every year from the finest art at the show. Every year a new issue is published, each filled with art that represents the best of illustration today-and to come. * A must-have inspirational source for illustrators, artists, designers, and art fans alike, as well as educators, librarians, independent bookstore employees, and hardcore fans of children's books * The Bologna Illustrators Annual has long been a prized resource for artists, illustrators, and designers. * Great for those who enjoyed Illustrating Children's Books: Creating Pictures for Publication by Martin Salisbury, Writing Picture Books: A Hands-On Guide From Story Creation to Publication by Ann Whitford Paul, A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day by Andrea Davis Pinkney

A Dog's Guide to Art

A Dog's Guide to Art

Author: Joy Fitzsimmons Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2020

A light-hearted look at art through canine eyes. Join dachshunds Ned and Henry for an energetic romp through the world of art, encountering famous paintings and sculptures from a four-legged perspective. Watch them lead their gang of hounds - including schnauzers, jack russells, greyhounds, border terriers and labradors - on an eventful trip through the gallery, taking in modernist masterpieces and much-loved Old Masters. On their way they encounter Whistler's Mother, Picasso's The Dream, Matisse's The Fall of Icarus, Magritte's Lab and a Dachshund Pollock - all culminating in a doggy version of Campbell's Soup, Warhol's Squirrel Soup for dogs! Illustrator Joy FitzSimmons shows us beloved works of art playfully re-imagined by man's best friend. From Rousseau to Riley, Hokusai to Hockney, this canine homage takes us across the globe from Tate to the Prado to MoMA, to the British Museum and beyond.

Virtual Cities

Virtual Cities

Author: Konstantinos Dimopoulos Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/11/2020

Spanning decades of digital history, this is the ultimate travel guide and atlas of the gamer imagination. Dimopoulos invites readers to share his vision of dozens of different gaming franchises like never before: discover Dimopoulos's Half-Life 2's City 17, Yakuza 0's Kamurocho, Fallout's New Vegas, Super Mario Odyssey's New Donk City, and many more. Each chapter of this virtual travel guide consists of deep dives into the history and lore of these cities from an in-universe perspective. Illustrated with original color ink drawings and-of course-gorgeous and detailed maps, readers can explore the nostalgic games of their youth as well as modern hits. Sidebars based on the author's research tell behind-the-scenes anecdotes and reveal the real-world stories that inspired these iconic virtual settings. With a combination of stylish original maps, illustrations, and insightful commentary and analysis, this is a must-have for video game devotees, world-building fans, and game design experts.

London Postcards

London Postcards

Author: David Gentleman Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2020

Over seventy years of quintessential London views in one box In 1950, aged 19, David Gentleman arrived in the capital, ready to begin his life as an artist. Over the next seven decades, he would sketch, paint, and engrave his way through London, documenting the cityscape, and shaping it, too - most notably through his iconic mural in Charing Cross Underground Station. Combining world-famous imagery with unexpected scenes of daily life in the city, this box of London artworks is a treasure trove for all those who flock to the capital. 'David Gentleman is London's visual laureate' Quentin Blake

Drawn By Fire

Drawn By Fire

Author: Paul Combs Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/10/2020

Readers will find that this book is more than a collection of 156 fire service editorial cartoons. Paul Combs is a gifted artist who uses his talent as a tool to express his passion for making a difference in the fire service, the greatest job in the world.

Steampunk City

Steampunk City

Author: Manuel Sumberac Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/10/2020

Demons From The Haunted World

Demons From The Haunted World

Author: Jack Hunter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/2020

Alchemy

Alchemy

Author: Sandu Cultural Media Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/10/2020