Painting the Tales: The Folk Tales Collection


Publisher: The History Press

Publication Date: August 01, 2018

ISBN: 9780750986014

Binding: Paperback

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Selected cover illustrations from the Folk Tales series to date in full colour, plus a unique insight into their creation. Katherine Soutar has provided the cover illustrations for the vast majority of books in The History Press' popular Folk Tales series. This new collection features each of these illustrations along with an explanation of the inspiration behind each design. As well as seeing these beautiful illustrations standing alone, there is also the chance to take a look at previously unseen preparatory work. Through the introductory text accompanying each illustration, we gain an insight into how this artist works, learn how creating her fascinating artwork is very much a family affair, and hear anecdotes about working with storytellers. AUTHOR: Katherine Soutar is an artist and illustrator who creates bespoke artwork for storytellers, songwriters and The History Press on the Folk Tales series. She also delivers workshops blending art and storytelling, and gives presentations and talks on illustration. During term time she works as Artist in Residence at Madeley Academy. SELLING POINTS: All of Katherine's original cover artwork for The History Press' popular Folk Tales to date, in one single book A full description of the methods and media used to create a cover illustration A chance to see preparatory work previously unpublished Anecdotes and musings on working with storytellers An insight into the unique collaboration between artist, storytellers and publisher 84 colour illustrations