Walk through the Illustration Process for Children's Books
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Create the cover art.
The cover of a picture book is a free for all with the most important job of all: selling the book in the space of a nanosecond. If a children’s book cover doesn’t grab a customer’s attention in a microsecond and hold onto it long enough for her to pick up the book, then it has failed in its job.
Notice how much personality, movement, and verve are encapsulated in this one piece of spot art.