Creative content defines who we are – whether it’s a song, a book, poem, painting or other work – in celebration of Australian creators – I’d like to share two Australian books
Whether they create an illusion, a sense of mystery, movement or anchor a subject firmly to the ground, shadows can be a useful device for an illustrator – just as they are for a painter or photographer.
An illustration may connect with a viewer in an emotive way, expressing a mood or feeling
I think a common thread – with illustration – is a focus on, or intent to communicate beyond the literal – to add level of meaning.
If an illustration is more than a mirror of what is already in the text
The term illustration is used a lot. And it can mean different things to different people – across the spectrum of visual arts. So what is an illustration?
Her face is lit with wonder and the aura of light from three flames, three candles. An illustrative effect achieved by
On a cold day, a long way from home, we’d found an enticing shopfront window. With its secondhand collection arranged on an oak sideboard – books – there and nestled beside, in the arms of a large comfy chair. The children peered over the sill, pointing to a chalkboard behind, offering oatcake and hot tea. But I’d noticed Roald Dahl – sitting apart, there on the chair with the other books. The door bell jangled as we entered. Then before the turn of a page, we were seated in the window nook, just behind the sideboard – with a perfect view of the street, oatcake, tea and our imperfect copy of ‘The BFG’. Someone else’s Santa sticker embellished the inside cover and two pounds-fifty had been penned at the top of the first page, but neither mattered. My other half began reading that story aloud to the kids – there and then, until whispers, smiles and giggles bundled us back out onto the street. That book has been read many times since, along with our other favourite Roald Dahl tales – and always …