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Studio Views

Twenty-six illustrators talk shop in these pieces about tools and techniques.

From the March/April 1998 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: Picture Books

“Family Albums” by Margaret Miller

“My Next Medium” by Chris Raschka

“The Sculptural Quality” by Arthur Geisert

“Tiny Pieces of Paint” by Peter Sís

“Ticonderoga #2″ by Donald Crews

“Pulp Painting” by Denise Fleming

“Sharpie Markers to the Rescue” by Lynn Reiser

“The Woodcutter’s Dance” by Betsy Bowen

“Erasing Pictures” by Floyd Cooper

“Paperies and Trash Cans” by Robert Sabuda

“Watching for Accidents” by Holly Meade

“My Favorite Medium” by Susan Meddaugh

“Why I Use Oil Paints So Much” by Paul O. Zelinsky

 

From the March/April 2014 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: Illustration

“Human Mistakes and Trembling Lines” by Brian Selznick

“Gouache and I” by Grace Lin

“The Common Thread” by Salley Mavor

“In Service of the Book” by Peter Brown

“Push the Paint” by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

“My Next Medium” by Yuyi Morales

“Paint & Pixels” by Gareth Hinds

“Gliding on Paper” by Erin E. Stead

“For the Fear of Failure” by Sergio Ruzzier

“What a Find!” by Philip C. Stead

“A New Freedom” by Jonathan Bean

“Pen, Ink, Watercolor, Repeat” by Brian Floca

“How to Draw Comics the Yang Way” by Gene Luen Yang

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