We are not going to be going fathoms deep with this one - it's the kind of study that a planning mumma (ahem ;) ) could get seriously submerged in resource gathering.... and then we'd never start.
We signed up, briefly, to the members section on Read-Aloud Revival, as we plan to use the following interviews as a leaping off point:
Illustrator 101 members section - Workshop
Patricia Polacco members section - Author Event P.P author/illustrator
Jonathan Bean members section - Author Event J.B author/illustrator
Tomie dePaola members section - Author Event T.P author/illustrator
Books about select picture book illustrators already read:
Robert Ingpen Pictures Telling Stories: The Art of Robert Ingpen ~ Cox
Bill Peet Bill Peet: An Autobiography ~ Peet
I'm placing these few links here for me to find again quickly:
Exploring Language: Static Images - Picture Books NZ English
Thumb templates for writers and illustrators
Daisy will be choosing some favourite illustrators of her choice to study, one illustrator a month, and then I'm asking that she:
1: craft a brief illustrator biography,
2: select various books by that illustrator to work with, discuss techniques,
3: recreate an illustration using the artists techniques.
Both of us are really looking forward to working on this together since we are devout picture book appreciators -simple picture books and sophisticated picture books, we like both.