The aim of the diploma thesis The use of hand drawing and vector graphic for children’s book illustration, is to write, illustrate, design and create a children’s book.
The two main objects of the study are art and literature, entwining and complementing each other. The author expresses their story through them. The key element defining their relationship is unity, which is achieved by designing the text, illustrations and other elements of the book and combining them in to one.
The thesis consists of two parts: theoretical and practical. The theoretical part defines the concept of a picture book, its meaning, aim and difficulty level, the creation process and the internal structure. A special emphasis in given to the ratio between the amount of artwork and text, as well as various types of communication defining the interaction between the reader and the picture book. The role and purpose of illustration in a picture book and the guidelines for a high-quality book illustration are also discussed. The process of designing a picture book and the key role that the suitable typography selection plays in it are presented as well. Lastly, it provides the description of a book production process, which includes prepress, press and post press.
The practical part, on the other hand, depicts the process of creation of an author picture book, starting from the idea and the process of illustration, continuing with the analysis of the art and text, determining the format, the typography and the paratext. The information on preparation of files for printing process, press and post press of the final product is also given.