Chill’in with Spot Illustrations!

For page three of “Annabelle’s Ghost,” i drew in spot illustrations for the comp sketch. What are spot illustrations? Spot illustrations are small images typically to enchance the story or article. Check out a magazine like the “New Yorker,” there filled with them. 

In children’s books, there used to build up tension, suspense, or lead up to in a important part of the story. What defines spot illustrations, there small and simple. Depicts a character interacting with an object or another character. You have to use your design sense on how to use them. If you use the same trick all over and over again, they’ll be visually boring. Mix and match, spot illustration, full illustration, to full spread, or free flow illustration. 

Remember to use thumbnail sketches before you committ to a fully designed illustration, or else you’ll regret what you drew. Design is what makes creating children’s books easier. 

Thank you for your time and if you have comments or questions, please let me know. I’d be happy to answer them. 

  

Page three is filled with spot illustrations. Used to build up tension or suspence in the story. The white spaces are used for type. 

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