Tagged

books

  1. Really Cheap and Really Useful Books for Illustrators

    penny-books-01
    penny-books-02
    penny-books-03
    1 / 3

    We are going to do something a little different for today’s post. I recently picked up a copy of The Anatomy of Costume from Amazon for the enthralling price of 1 pence. A perfectly good book, in a perfectly acceptable condition. This got me thinking, how great it would if there were a whole list of useful art books that were being sold for a penny? I did a little Google-fu to see what was out there already, after not finding anything I decided to make my own list and share it with you, my fellow Loungers.

    This list of 30 books breaks down into four main categories, Reference, Tutorial, Fine Art and Other. I specifically chose books from a broad range of creative fields and would have loved to throw in a couple books on design or architecture, but sadly could not find anything worthy for so cheap.

    Just in case some of you are thinking, what is the point of buying a book when you have a wealth of reference of the internet? Firstly, as shocking as it may seem, not everything is on the internet; sometimes that dissected image of that flower you need can only be found in a book. Personally, I prefer working with a book in front of me rather than a screen. Ultimately buying books will introduce you to things you weren’t looking for, which is the best way to expand your pool of inspiration. Not to mention, these books are a penny, you cheapskate!

    Read More

  2. Emilia Dziubak

    emilia-dziubak-001
    emilia-dziubak-002
    emilia-dziubak-003
    emilia-dziubak-004
    emilia-dziubak-005
    1 / 5

    There is lovely warmth to Emilia Dziubak’s illustrations. Her children’s books are beautiful, and she’s even created a children’s cook book! I am totally smitten by her work and am sure many of you will be too. I had such a tough time picking some of my favourite illustrations to share with you; I highly recommend visiting her blog or Behance page.

  3. Aki Fukuoka

    aki-fukuoka-001
    aki-fukuoka-002
    aki-fukuoka-003
    aki-fukuoka-004
    aki-fukuoka-005
    1 / 5

    Aki Fukuoka is a freelance illustrator living in New Zealand. Aki has illustrated over 60 children’s books including some award winning and best selling series such as “Billie B Brown” and “Lily the Littlest Angel”. Outside her innocent children’s picture books Aki works on more edgy and darker illustrations and paintings for her commission pieces and gallery shows. You can check out her Facebook fan page where she does regular updates and give-aways. Alternatively, check out her website or blog.

  4. Adam Rex

    adam-rex-001
    adam-rex-002
    adam-rex-003
    1 / 3

    Adam Rex is from Phoenix, Arizona and now lives in Tuscon. He studied at the University of Arizona, where he received his BFA Qualification. He has since gone on to write and illustrate some excellent children’s books such as ‘Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich’, a collection of stories about monsters.

  5. Anca Sandu

    anca-sandu-001
    anca-sandu-002
    anca-sandu-003
    anca-sandu-004
    anca-sandu-005
    1 / 5

    Anca Sandu is a Romanian illustrator with several styles and skill sets. Firstly, she has a good eye for typography; you can see lovely experimental work on her website. She is also a keen fashion illustrator, but probably her best strength is children’s book illustration. Her first book was published by Random House and is titled ‘Churchill’s Tale of Tails’.