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From the Desk of Tony Laidig
Thursday, June 27, 2013
RE: Your Children’s Book Illustrations…
I hate to admit it
…embarassing but true…I’ve worked as an artist for most of my life, and can’t even draw a straight line
I DO know how to use a ruler). I loved to draw and paint as a kid, but
my Dad’s canned response to me every time I showed him my latest
creation should have clued me in…”That’s good, Son, but you can do
better!” Perhaps that explains why my folks feared for my future
well-being when I announced, fresh out of high-school, that I wanted to
pursue art as a career. The look on their faces was worth a thousand
They thought I was crazy and needed to get a REAL job…seriously (they said that)!
Thanks Mom and Dad!
I appreciate the love and
support! I set out to prove my parents wrong and began working as a
photographer and later as a graphic artist and book designer for a
Christian Publishing Company. With a LOT of persistence and hard work, I
achieved the success as an artist I had hoped for…NOT as an illustrator
but as a computer-based artist.
While working in the Publishing Industry, one of the trends I noticed was that it seemed EVERYONE had a children’s book they wanted to publish
was kind of a running joke. I was even approached on numerous occasions
to illustrate them and I refused every time. Why? Because (remember) I
couldn’t draw to save my life! Over time, I realized that the MAJOR problem in succeeding with children’s books ALWAYS came down to the SAME issue…the illustrations!
Every single author I met who wanted to publish a
children’s book struggled with illustrations!
It’s like that is YOUR problem too!
Sure you could
hire an illustrator to create your book’s illustrations for you but you
will likely encounter one of two problems…1) Getting quality
illustrations are expensive
; or 2) Your illustrations will look like crap
The ONLY exception is if you or someone you know can actually draw or
paint…and that’s likely NOT the case! What’s even MORE frustrating is
that the children’s e-book market is EXPLODING right now…experiencing
475% growth…and it’s not likely to change anytime soon thanks to tablets
So…it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that, if you want to succeed as a children’s book author, you need GREAT illustrations
After all, THAT is how children connect to the story. They may not be
able to read but they can look at the illustrations! Even my own sister
had many conversations with me about a children’s book she wrote. It’s a
wonderful story but HER problem is the same as YOURS…
Is there a way to create quality illustrations without being an artist?
I needed to find a solution to this…a solution that ANYONE could use
to create their OWN illustrations and have them look amazing. The other
day I was thinking about this while emptying some old boxes in my
basement when TWO discoveries got me REALLY excited
about a possible solution…I found two graphic novels I had “illustrated”
years ago using a specific method and found two comic book covers I had
designed back when I was experimenting with some new design methods.
That’s when the answer hit me like a TON of bricks…
I actually had known how to create illustrations for children’s books for YEARS and it never even occurred to me. I didn’t realize the knowledge “GOLD” I had
until that moment. After a lot of experimenting and testing, I KNEW I
was onto a solution that ANYONE could use to create as many
illustrations for children’s books as they needed! Imagine this…what if
Great News…You CAN!
- Illustrate your ENTIRE children’s book in an afternoon with amazing-looking illustrations.
- Work with many of the popular mediums like pencil or oils WITHOUT having to learn how to draw or paint.
- Draw from dozen’s of different illustration styles to establish your own “look.”
- Finally tell your story visually in a way that would make you proud and that would do the story justice
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