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Sketching from the Imagination: Storytelling

Sketching from the Imagination: Storytelling

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This book comes with an exclusive bonus Companion Booklet.

This instalment of the popular
Sketching from the Imagination series explores the wide, wondrous world of narrative art. From comic artists and book illustrators to storyboarders and animators, discover the work of 50 professionals with a passion for stories and narrative media. Learn how they craft memorable scenes, build worlds populated with exciting inhabitants, and engage the viewer with composition, detail, and emotion. Immerse yourself in over 300 pages of sketches and rare behind-the-scenes drafts, ranging from digital drawings to watercolor paintings, illuminated by the artists’ own insights into creativity, techniques, and motivation.

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This book comes with an exclusive bonus Companion Booklet.

Whether you’re a beginner or experienced artist, no matter what your style and medium, this book will have you telling tales in no time. Following the success of the established titles in this popular series, Sketching from the Imagination: Storytelling brings to life the characters, worlds, and tales of traditional stories and modern tales alike. 50 professional storybook artists from around the globe take inspiration from folklore and fairytales, myths and legends, and modern books and novels. Many of these artists create their own narratives, exploring their storytelling skills through an extraordinary talent for transforming words into compelling visual concepts. Children eagerly turn the pages of illustrated storybooks – some of those illustrations would be enchanting and dream-like, others were menacing and ugly (but no less intriguing) – and those images often linger into adulthood, when graphic novels and illustrated books take over to feed our adult curiosity and child-like sense of adventure. Each artist not only shares several pages of their original art, but also the story behind it – the narrative of the art itself, and their fascinating account of the artistic process. From traditional children’s characters to the fantastical, surreal, and terrifying worlds, every genre imaginable is covered.

• Featuring 50 artists from around the world and across the creative and entertainment industries
• Over 300 pages of inspiring artwork by talented illustrators, animators, concept artists, and concept artists
• Packed with personal insights, artistic advice, drawing techniques, and helpful tips by seasoned artists

Product details
Softback 320 pages
Dimensions: 210mm x 230mm
Paper quality: Full-color premium paper pages
ISBN: 978-1-912843-31-2

Contents and contributors

The 50 featured artists

Ameen, Hazem

awanqi (Angela Wang)

Bak, Pius

Chechula (Katerina Cupová)

Cloak, Sal V.


Dalmau, Carles

Dombois, Natalie

Fetz, Henrik

Figueroa, Eva

Flogny, Anaïs

Folz, Anna

Friend, Shaun (Craww)

Gadelev, Alex

González, Alba Ballesta


Hataya (Muzinabu)

Heine, Lisa

Kanani, Neimy

Kelly, Isobel

Lam, Kathy (Dawning Crow)

Liu, Daoxin

Locatelli, Loic

Matsuda, Leo


Mitchell, Ilinca

Nigro, Massimiliano Haematinon

Orellana, David

Orlova, Anna

Paton, Craig

Peacock, Tim


Pham, Linh

Puhl, Johanna

Quach, Michelle Huynh

Rodriguez González, Celia


Santos, Marcos

Schaffer, Faith


Slingerland, Rachelle Joy

Stone, Stephen

Svincova, Ksenia (irenhorrors)

tono (rt0no)

Toye, Vanessa

Vede, Alex

Vettori, Sarah

Waldera, Hunter

Wallis, Rachel Joan

Welsh, Gary


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