Yifat Fishman Illustrations & Thoughts

Pacing bears

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What’s behind this illustrator’s artistic choices? Let’s share some ins and outs of picture book making. When drafting my storyboard I planned ten spreads of full page illustrations, that is one large picture painted on two joined pages. And five spreads with spot illustrations, which means two pages featuring an assembly of several small scenes. Like this one, and the one below:

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When there’s a lot to say visually I may chose to break a scene into several small pictures. Perhaps I want to show that the character is doing more than one thing at the same time, or show a sequence of events that are connected, and since there is a limited number of pages in a book those events will group together on one spread.
Also there is the matter of pacing, which is a prominent element of a picture book. Several small scenes on one spread will read slower than one large scene. They may serve in building up anticipation to whatever happens next. They may create a sense of urgency or tension. And then the next page may be a full spread where the riddle is solved or possibly something big or dramatic will happen that is a result of the former hyperactive spread.

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One thought on “Pacing bears

  1. קראתי את ההסבר המורה על המחשבה שמאחורי העמודים העמוסים בפרטים, לאלו שיש בהם
    . פחות. מאד נכון קומפוזיציונית. מכוון את ההתבוננות של הקורא והצופה לאן שאת ככותבת ומאיירת, רצית לכוון

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