This illustration style is very realistic. These picture book illustrations are done in transparent watercolors. The characters are like portraits. These illustrations do not have many background details because the focus is on the characters and the coloring is done very close to life like images. This style is especially suitable for memory books/albums or characters based on photos.
This style of picture book illustration is the classic style of hand painter illustration. The color used is transparent water color and the characters are very real looking. The style is very realistic in nature and the characters are also taken from actual photographs. Many Author’s prefer to use real life characters as the main character for their stories. The action performed by the characters is captured in a way so that it looks totally real. The background use is very limited because the main attention is brought to the action and expression of the character in the illustration. The colors used are very soft and the skin color is also made very real. It is suitable for both young kids as well as old people as the main character. The objects like the bed, table, dolls etc are also made in a way that they appear real and not cartoonist or semi realistic in appearance. The expressions are very important in these picture book illustrations and mostly kids make the main character of the story so it becomes even more important to capture their real expressions and bringing the illustrations to life.