How to make Children's Book IllustrationWhat is the best way to make children's book illustrations?
Or you can use Google for free Illustrator paintbrushes, but note that the brushes may not be the same one. It is best to do a little bit of research to get your gears working before you start illustrating. As the aim of the video is to create a children's book illustration from the 1960s with paintbrushes, we will deal with contemporary art.
In most of her drawings, she uses light, straightforward forms and graphite outlines. I did a little motivational panel to design what the illustration should look like and then remember it while drawing. As the illustration consists mainly of base forms, I created a fast throughput to show how to paint the same figur.
Place it in Illustrator and give it its own level. In the Layers panel, double-click the level (Window> Layers). Later we will extract the other forms with some of our Vektor Illustrator paintbrushes. Take the pen tool (P) and paint any form without filling, but with a light coloured line.
Above picture shows all forms I have made. Note that I didn't do everything with a form like the shirts, but that I gave everyone their own. Use the Pen utility (P) to generate an organically shaped outline around the character for the backdrop in a new plane. You can use the rectangle utility (M) to place the chalk board and the bottom on the Chaletboard.
In order to include everything in the backgrounds, choose the organically shaped and copy (CMD+C) and paste (CMD+F). Move the form (CMD+SHIFT+]) of all context. Choose the form, the table, the table and the floor. Right click and choose Make Klipping Mask. The VectorSketch has some of the best illustration tools for this kind of illustration.
I' ve used many Victor illustration paintbrushes to draw the detail. You can use the Brush Tools (B) to draw the detail. The result is a less shiny look in comparison to the pin-tools. Note that the line width sometimes needs to be altered to achieve the required look.
This can be done in the contour table (Window> Contour). I used a number of PN No. 2 paintbrushes for the face. Mouths are made with Thick Stroke PN8. Constructed with Thin Stream PN2 for your face and nostrils. To thicken the center of the eyeball, use the width tool (Shift+W).
Use the selection tool (V) to choose one of these eyes and then use the width tool (Shift+W). Drag the middle of the eyeball up or down to increase the line width. I used a Illustrator Light Dull CH1 Vektorpinsel for most of the detail. The Illustrator paintbrush gives the right amount of fun textures.
Use Light Dull CH1 on the coat and make the same Make Clip Mask as in the foreground. In order to modify this, apply a brush line for Illustrator to the shape you want to rough up. Use Brush (Window > Brush) to modify the brush style. I' ve used a mix of Heavy Straight PN9, Heavy Straight PN10 and Heavy Dull CP10.
Because of the board and the wallpaper the backgrounds are a little more intricate. Re-copy (CMD+C) and paste the original form (CMD+F). When you have chosen the form, decrease the translucency through the transparent panel (Window > Transparency) so that you can see the panel and the cube. Take the scissors tool (C) and click inside the contour of the inserted mold to intersect the mold into portions for the panel and panel.
Then, take off the filling and add a dash to each section. Modify the colour of the paintbrushes. For Illustrator Light Dull CH1 I used a Vektorpinsel. End it with a few dashes of the paintbrush around the wallpaper. Use Wide Taper and Wide/Hard stroke PC7 for these lifts.
Hopefully this will help you to make a children's book illustration from the 60s!