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Looking for Artistic Inspiration? This Book is Full of Illustration Ideas from 50 of the Best Illustrators

The Illustration Idea Book Illustration Ideas Best Illustrators

Christoph Niemann
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When in need of illustration ideas, many budding artists turn to the masters. While this tried-and-true technique is sure to inspire, sifting through the never-ending work of countless creatives can be overwhelming. In order to streamline this process, art experts Steven Heller and Gail Anderson have crafted The Illustration Idea Book, a resource that colorfully compiles “50 of the most inspiring approaches used by masters of the field from across the world.”

In this guide, Heller and Anderson present a professional approach to illustration in an accessible way. The Illustration Idea Book is organized into seven sections, beginning with a call to “play with lettering” and concluding with a crash course in visualizing data. Along the way, you’ll learn about everything from patterns to puns, strengthening your approach to illustration and boosting your creative confidence.

So how did the duo pick and choose what to include in this indispensable guide? “We let the work speak for itself,” Heller told Brown Paper Bag. “In other words, we might have pinpointed one idea, but after analyzing and figuring out a narrative for each or certain work, we found new or additional ideas at play. Some easily cross-over, so it was a matter of making an informed decision on where and why they fell into the bucket that they did.”

On top of exclusive advice, this 128-page paperback book includes 50 works from some of the best illustrators. Featuring an eclectic range of styles and subject matter, this collection of illustrations will undoubtedly inspire you one image at a time.

You can pick up your own copy of The Illustration Idea Book on Amazon.

The Illustration Idea Book is a must-have manual that offers illustration ideas from some of today’s best illustrators.

The Illustration Idea Book Illustration Ideas Best Illustrators

Martha Rich. Your Inner Critic is a Big Jerk by Danielle Krysa. Chronicle Books 2016

Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll find inside this indispensable resource:

The Illustration Idea Book Illustration Ideas Best Illustrators

Milton Glaser

The Illustration Idea Book Illustration Ideas Best Illustrators

Lorenzo Petrantoni

The Illustration Idea Book Illustration Ideas Best Illustrators

Serge Bloch

The Illustration Idea Book Illustration Ideas Best Illustrators

Emiliano Ponzi

The Illustration Idea Book Illustration Ideas Best Illustrators

David Plunkert

The Illustration Idea Book Illustration Ideas Best Illustrators

Edel Rodriguez

The Illustration Idea Book Illustration Ideas Best Illustrators

Anita Kunz

The Illustration Idea Book Illustration Ideas Best Illustrators

Jon Gray/gray318. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace, 20th anniversary edition. Little, Brown and Company 2016

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