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Title: Describing illustrations
Post by: Nidhi on September 20, 2013, 07:33 PM
Hi, all,

For picture books with minimal text, how should we describe in the  manuscript what we have in mind for illustrations? Is there a specific format to use (like description in brackets)? Can we add notes for the illustrator?

Can someone give an example here?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Describing illustrations
Post by: Franzilla on September 20, 2013, 08:52 PM
I was told illustrator notes should be in <these brackets> but for the life of me I can't remember who told me that... but maybe the idea is to differentiate the brackets from (this type of bracket)?

You might find these other threads interesting:

http://www.verlakay.com/boards/index.php?topic=62468.msg731202#msg731202

http://www.verlakay.com/boards/index.php?topic=56664.msg666381#msg666381
Title: Re: Describing illustrations
Post by: Donna J. Shepherd on September 20, 2013, 10:38 PM
Thanks! Those are two great threads with tons of info in them about this very subject and certain to help.
Title: Re: Describing illustrations
Post by: Nidhi on September 21, 2013, 08:00 AM
Thanks, these were great threads. I like the idea of mentioning on the cover letter.
Title: Re: Describing illustrations
Post by: Jean Reidy on September 21, 2013, 10:36 AM
Author, Linda Ashman, has a download of her manuscript NO DOGS ALLOWED - a great example of a nearly wordless picture book.
http://www.lindaashman.com/no_dogs_allowed__108750.htm
Hope that helps.
Jean
Title: Re: Describing illustrations
Post by: Nidhi on September 21, 2013, 08:02 PM
Thanks, Jean. That was a very helpful resource and brilliant story.