Martin Salisbury is a world-renown expert on the practice of illustration and has published many books on the subject. This new title, a beautifully produced hardback book on drawing for illustration, is already one of our favourites.
This essential handbook provides an in-depth exploration of the subject of drawing for illustration and features an emphasis on drawing as a skill and fundamental language that every illustrator should master. It aims to encourage students through examples and case studies, by showcasing the often-unseen world of draughtsmanship that underpins the finished graphic. From book illustration to graphic novels, caricatures to commercial design, it draws on contemporary sketchbooks, projects and historical examples to make the connection between the practice of drawing from observation and drawing from imagination.
Drawing for Illustration sets out the fundamentals of the discipline, and outlines the basic principles of line, tone, composition and colour using inspiring examples. IThe The inclusion of interviews with practicing illustrators also provides invaluable insight into their creative process, as they outline their challenges and motivations, and what drawing personally means for them.
packed with visual inspiration, this book features detailed analysis of works by key illustrators from past and present including George Cruikshank, Egon Schiele, Ronald Searle and Sheila Robinson through to Laura Carlin, Alexis Deacon and Isabelle Arsenault, looking at the differing roles drawing plays in their particular illustrative languages and how styles have changed over time.