Recently, the public has increased the demand for image reading. The picture book has been across the field of children's books into the adult reading market. Even so, the picture book still has been regarded as children's books, having both the mission of education and learning function. The picture book is different from the pure art that is through pictures and short text to complete and pass the message directly to the readers. Pure Art focuses on the metaphor, containing multiple meanings. That belongs to the subjective expression of individual artists. Sometimes, it is difficult to see what the artists want to express. This paper is for the purpose of picture book creation. The creator obtains Taiwanese folk proverbs from the conversation of parent’s generation, and linking them together into the picture book of Taiwan folk proverbs that is readable, teachable, and learnable.
The creator selects the related Taiwanese folk proverbs to create writing, making the story linked, and concatenating into a little story of life. To carry out the creation of picture book through design layout, pictures drawing, and text arranging. This research is based on Literature Analysis to investigate the origin and pronunciation of Taiwanese language, social psychology and the development of behavior, the story writing method and content form, the function of the picture book and the reading objects, and the creation methods of picture book. The basis of Language pronunciation section refers to the Ministry of Education, 2004 Announcement “Taiwan Taiwanese Language Romanization Program”, 2006 “Taiwanese (Minnan) Language Recommended Wording ", and" Common Taiwanese (Minnan) Language dictionary”. The creating process is to gather relevant Taiwanese folk proverbs to write a story line through the observation and experiences of life, and then convert the text stories and proverbs into the images by the creator’s pastel painting techniques. After the drawings are done, there are several process needed, including the art editing for the design, arrangement of the cover, inside pages, title page, and so on. Finally, it comes to a picture book. The content of creation particularly links with Taiwanese living parenting folk proverbs in dialogue that describes the concept differences of life between parent’s generation and new generation, as well as ruminating over the changes of living parenting.
The purpose of this research presents the outcome of specific topic creation during the graduate study. Hope to show the beauty of Taiwanese folk proverbs through the creation of a picture book.