Pat Cummings draws out personal stories and practical advice from thirteen talented and popular artists, including Paul O. Zelinsky, winner of the 1998 Caldecott Medal for “Rapunzel” (Dutton), and Peter Sís, author and illustrator of the Caldecott Honor book “The Starry Messenger” (Farrar Straus). Artists answer questions about how they got their first job, what their studios are like, what they do all day, and where they get their inspiration. Though the artists’ answers are as unique and varied as their work, all of these remarkably talented people share a great passion for communicating with the world through illustration. Childhood snapshots or each artist, examples of first illustration attempts, a section on secret drawing techniques, and even an introduction to some special pets help make the third volume of “Talking with Artists” as humorous, engaging, and inspirational as its award-winning companions and a must-have for aspiring artists.
“Volume 1, 2, and 3 – I have read these over and over, like sitting down with artists and visiting with them. Such a rich experience.” — reviewed by Colleen Kindt.
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