It’s Wednesday morning, and that means it’s Storytime at the library. One of my favourite things about picture books are the illustrations. When they’re done right, they can elevate a wonderful story to become something superb! And if you haven’t read a picture book since you were a kid, things have changed a lot. There are many wonderful illustrators out there doing sophisticated and creative work to go along with imaginative texts.
I follow quite a few illustrators on Facebook and Instagram, so when I came across this great post at Sharpread about wonderful illustrators to follow on Instagram, I jumped right on it. It’s the perfect medium for instant, small illustrations that can stand on their own. And who wouldn’t want to see one of these adorable pictures in their feed? I’m kind of getting tired of super macro flower shots and selfies.
You can see the full list right here and get a feel for their work. I’m going to go and follow some of these right now. I hope you do, too!