Format and size for picture book art?
What would Seuss do?
What format and size should my paintings be in?
I’m on disability benefits and trying to get off by writing - specifically, I'm about to write a children's book about a boy who can suddenly fly.
I'm an artist, so I will do the paintings for the pictures in the book.
My question is: What is the format (like the type of canvas or paper, canvas or page size) that publishers want your paintings or original page of the book with words and painting to be?
Should I paint the art work on a big canvas, take a professional picture of the paintings, and then put each picture as a jpg file in my book by shrinking each painting jpg file down to fit the way I want it to look on each page of my book?
I don't have the slightest idea what to paint on, or do I paint directly on a certain size book page?
-How big should the page be?
-Should it be big pages for the publisher to shrink down (to get better quality)?
-Where could I find guidelines concerning the size pages the publishers expect me to use?
-Should I use water color paints or acrylic paints?
Sorry so many questions.
Thanks for any help.