This journal writing is all about illustrating a book. It can be from designing a picture book to just snapshots pictures to relate a story without words. Visual pictures can do two things: bring the story alive with pictures to bring the reader into the writings with pictures to express an emotion or draw a point through a picture.Illustrators uses different types of mediums from the book cover to pictures throughout the book to back cover.Using of watercolors, acrylics, pastels, color pencils, charcoals, pen & ink, etc… If you prefer not drawing or painting you can turn to photography. The photograph can be in color or black and white. Using blocks of wood with carvings to make stamps. Just stamp into ink and create images on the page. Another medium is making collages by cutting out and pasting shapes from pictures to tell a story.Some illustrators use combinations of mediums to help create the look they are searching for.
Choose your medium and take them out.You are going to design or draw a picture of your main character using the medium of your choice. I just love to see my main character come alive from my words to actual picture I created of my main character.When you have been writing about the same character for years it’s time to really see that character on paper. Every time I felt I was looking at my long lost friend through my writing world when I finally put their image on paper. Great project to really get in tune with your book you are writing.
Author,Artist and Illustrator. Self Published author of eBooks and videos. Plus I do artwork on assignments and teach classes.