The Fundamentals of Illustration

Author(s): Lawrence Zeegen


The Fundamentals of Illustration 2nd Edition by Lawrence Zeegen introduces students to the subject of illustration, taking them through the key skills and practical processes required for the study of this exciting degree course. This edition has been updated with a wealth of fresh visuals and contemporary case studies. It includes new and revised content and examples that reflect the changes and developments in the discipline over the past few years. Current visual approaches are examined and evaluated, along with new chapters on visual thinking, idea generation and the illustrator as an artist. A chapter on the professional practice of a freelance designer helps students to understand the realities of this creative career path. Each chapter concludes with a case study, which outlines a brief and then describes each stage of the process, from the illustrator's initial response to the completion of the project. The case studies feature the work of: John Clementson, Tim Vyner, Olivier Kugler, Damian Gascoigne, Ben Kelly and Howard Read. The book also contains a series of interviews with practising illustrators such as Autumn Whitehurst, Stina Persson and Anthony Burrill.


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The book truly lives up to its title: It's all about the fundamentals, and it covers all the bases. It goes into depth about medium choices, different kinds of illustration (editorial, publishing, advertising, etc) and self-promotion ... great for a young student who might be thinking about getting into illustration, or perhaps someone who wants to start a new craft with a clear view of how the illustration industry operates. The book also poses questions to get you thinking, and exercises to get you creating. But I think the thing I like the best is the objectivity in which the material is presented. It's honest, sharing the ins and outs, ups and downs to everything it offers. It lets you make the call. -- Penelope Dullaghan, Illustration Friday, 2012

Lawrence Zeegen is an illustrator, educator and writer. Illustrating since graduating from the Royal College of Art, his clients include major international newspapers and magazines, book publishers, design companies and advertising agencies. He is currently Head of School for the School of Communication Design at Kingston University where he leads undergraduate and postgraduate courses in animation, film-making, graphic design, illustration and screen design for film and TV.

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  • : 9782940411481
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : AVA Publishing SA
  • : 0.726
  • : May 2012
  • : 229mm X 203mm X 15mm
  • : Switzerland
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lawrence Zeegen
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : 741.6
  • : 208
  • : 200 colour illustrations