Writers seem to really like the visual post I did recently on the types of picture books and illustrations I’d like to see in my inbox, so I figure, why not do some more for other genres/age groups I rep. This one will be slightly different since I’m not looking for specific types of illustrations, but more to express the mood and tone of what I want to see. Keep in mind, these are just some of the things I’d love to find, not a definitive list. I’ll add to as I think of others.

 

Fantasy

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Gothic/atmospheric

gothic

 

Southern Gothic

fairy tale...

via Lemonade and Lenses

 

Ghost stories

This looks *really* creepy from a distance.

Weird/strange

(love the similarities here to Pan’s Labyrinth, which is the perfect example of what I mean by weird/strange)

Kalyptra. Creepy. Reminds me of Pan's Labyrinth.

 

Circus/freak show

Think Big Fish 

Merissa and the creepy twins. [Demonic Circus by vinegar.deviantart.com]

 

Fairytale-esque

Not necessarily retellings, but something with the feel of fairytales.

OP: Color use = awesome. And to think when I was little I hated minimal color found in books like Amelia Bedelia.  Peter Donnelly - http://www.donnellyillustration.com/

 

Myth/folklore

But not European, Greek/Roman, or Egyptian. They’re overdone.

Abstract Wine Staining Painting OOAK Fashion Illustration Pencil Drawing Burgundy Red Wine Dress Beautiful Figure Drawing ohtteam

 

Retellings

New treatments for great works of literature or legend (not just fairytales)

Clueless = Emma by Jane Austen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O Brother Where Art Thou = The Odyssey by Homer

 

 

Historical

There's a story in here somewhere.

52 Powerful Photos Of Women Who Changed History Forever ... Photograph of a samurai warrior. [c. late 1800s]

 

Mystery

The stories she could tell . . .

Contemporary realistic

But not issue-driven (suicide, anorexia, rape, etc.)

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Set in the West/Southwest

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Jackson Lake, Wyoming*


Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
Capitol Reef National Park, Utah*

 

Sisters/friends

The braids are so cute, with the messy look....and the Eiffel tower in the background makes everything right.. .:)

"Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success." - Oscar Wilde Your New Life - See how to cure diseases of the mind that stop success!

 

Brothers/friends

This, but when they’re teens.

Okay.. I can't wait to have sons! I want two little boys like this and an old truck to take adorable pictures like this!!

Tight-knit group of boys who’ve known each other forever.

These Family Photo Recreations Are The Best Things You’ll See All Day. What is Going On In #20??

 

Family

Healthy family relationships

kristendukephotography.com 13 CREATIVE Family Picture Ideas for your next family photo session!

 

photo poses - great idea for chapter 'family'? @lexi Pixel Huffman  Me holding little ones, with L in the back?

 

Diverse characters

 

Authors from marginalized groups

 

 

*These images © Michelle Witte