What Do Illustrators Do? By Eileen Christelow
instance • An instance is an example of something. • We like books about animals. For instance, we often read about dogs. • What is another instance of an interesting nonfiction topic?
illustrate • If you illustrate something, you draw a picture to explain or decorate it. • Diagrams, photographs, and maps can be used to illustrate a book. • If you wrote a book, how would you illustrate it?
style • A style is a particular way of doing something. • I like the cartoonist’s style of drawing people. • What is your favorite style of drawing?
textures • When you touch the surface of things, you feel their textures. • Textures can be smooth or rough. • What other words can describe textures?
sketches • Sketches are simple drawings that are done quickly. • Artists often draw sketches in pencil before they begin a painting. • Why do you think artists make sketches first?
suggestions • When people give suggestions, they offer ideas or plans. • Ken made suggestions of places to visit in the city. • Has anyone ever given you suggestions about what to do or see?