For reference pictures for drawing, consider using coloring pages.
You can get young children started drawing with dot pictures.
There are lots more resources around the Web. Keep scrolling for the whole list!
How To Take Better Reference Photographs by Phil Davies
More Great Art Information
On this page, you’ll find links to some great sites with lessons plans for art classes.
You can find some great deals on art supplies online. Here are some of my favorite places to shop.
Illustration Friday – A weekly creative outlet for artists and illustrators of all levels and abilities. A new theme is announced every Friday. No pressure — just fun!
The Purple Crayon Blog – Questions about Children’s Publishing Answered by a Children’s Book Editor Harold Underdown. Also includes current children’s publishing links.
“Present Your Portfolio Like a Pro” by Elizabeth Delumba
“What to Include in a Portfolio” by Cheryl Klein
Promotional Postcards by Elizabeth Delumba
Postcards and the 10% by Guiseppe Castellano
Drawing Hidden Pictures by Maurie J. Manning
The Drawing Board for Illustrators Lots of great articles — keep scrolling down!
“How to Illustrate a Picture Book“ by Heather Castle
Yellapalooza Tutorials for children’s writers and illustrators
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators This is a professional organization open to anyone interested in writing or illustrating for children.
Marks and Splashes Online class taught by illustrator Mark Mitchell, author of the blog “How To Be a Children’s Book Illustrator”