How to be an Illustrator

Author: Darrel Rees

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780673288

Category: Design

Page: 168

View: 311


This book offers practical help and guidance to aspiring illustrators. All areas of the job are covered – how to create a portfolio; the most effective ways to approach would-be clients; how to prepare for meetings and negotiate contracts; and how to handle, deliver, and bill a job. There is advice on how to avoid the pitfalls that can undermine crucial first impressions; how to set up a studio; and how to maintain a flow of work and manage one's time and cash. Success in self-promotion, creating websites, self-publishing, and the pros and cons of agents are all explored. International illustrators are interviewed, discussing how they got their break in the industry, their experiences with clients, their methods of promoting work, and more. In addition, leading art directors describe their approach to commissioning illustration, how they spot new talent, their thoughts on promotional material, and their advice to up-andcoming illustrators. Packed with useful tips gleaned from the author's own career as an illustrator, and his work as an agent handling some of the best new talent, the book is an essential read for anyone looking to succeed in illustration.

How to be an Illustrator

Author: Darrel Rees

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856695305

Category: Design

Page: 160

View: 6384


At last! Here is true practical help for budding freelance illustrators. This book helps you avoid the pitfalls that can ruin a career, with advice on crucial first impressions, how to create a portfolio and approach clients, how to negotiate contracts, and how to handle, deliver, and bill the first job. It discusses how to set up a studio, maintain a steady flow of work, and manage time and money. In addition, it provides information on successful self-promotion, self-publishing, and the prosand cons of agents. Packed with useful tips gleaned from the author's own career and his work as an agent handling major artists in the US and UK, the book includes interviews with nine big-name illustrators. The reader benefits from their experience of starting out; what they learned during the metamorphosis from student to professional; what their expectations and experiences have been. In addition, art directors and commissioners describe the ways they like to be approachedand the ways they really dislike.

Becoming a Successful Illustrator

Author: Derek Brazell,Jo Davies

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350030813

Category: Design

Page: 216

View: 5933


Get ready to enter the working world of illustration with this freshly updated second edition of Brazell and Davies's Becoming a Successful Illustrator. This edition features even more 'Spotlight on…' sections, with advice from practicing illustrators as well as the people that commission them. You can enjoy added coverage in fields such as moving image, character illustration and social media. There are also new exercises to get you started planning and building your business, and over 200 inspirational examples of artwork, most of which are new to this edition. You can expect practical tips on how to seek work, how to market yourself and how to run your illustration business in an enterprising way, with advice that will prove useful long after your first commission. Building on the resources of the first edition, this continues to be the must-have guide to practicing professionally as an illustrator. Featured illustrators include: Millie Marotta Mark Ulriksen Natsko Seki Ellen Weinstein Stephen Collins ... and many more Featured topics include: Finding clients Agency representation Fields of work Financial and legal requirements Skills in art and design Self-promotion Showing work Managing your business

How to Grow as an Illustrator

Author: Michael Fleishman

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1581157967

Category: Design

Page: 288

View: 1832


Inspiring, practical, and supportive, How to Grow as an Illustrator helps artists find professional and personal support in the struggle to stay creative and make money in their field. Behind-the-scenes interviews with more than sixty of today’s most fascinating illustrators reveal how they have kept growing as artists and as individuals. Topics include defining yourself as an illustrator; the significance of art education; mechanical skills vs. conceptual skills; balancing personal and professional lives; dealing with failure; marketing and promotion; how to embrace change; how to stay motivated; and much more. This motivational guide provides real-world guidance and advice for illustrators at every stage of their careers. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

A day in the life of an illustrator

Author: Ken Witty

Publisher: Troll Communications Llc

ISBN: 9780893754488

Category: Art

Page: 32

View: 9875


Follows the daily activities of a free-lance illustrator as she keeps appointments with clients, visits a gallery, attends a class, and works on various projects.

Starting Your Career as an Illustrator

Author: Michael Fleishman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781621535096

Category: Art

Page: 368

View: 8523


From the first steps of starting out up through succeeding as a professional, Fleishman's newest guide navigates how illustration ties concept and technique. From advice on education and finding the right state of mind, through opening shop and finding the right venue, Starting Your Career as an Illustrator is a bit of a technical how-to, something of a business book, certainly an inspirational work, definitely a professional overview, even a personal lifestyle guide. It accurately documents the eclectic adventures of illustrators now, as well as relating historical perspectives, motivations, and inspirations to balance that picture and present readers with a true global field experience--all in an accessible, reader-friendly style. Topics include how to: Create a portfolio Make initial contacts Develop a financial plan Set up an office Acquire supplies and equipment Price your own work Market on the Web Nurture a growing freelance business And much more Through direct and candid conversations with scores of professionals up and down the career ladder, this book offers rich perspectives of illustrators (and their cohorts) at and away from the drawing board. It looks at the strong threads tying professional and academic process, practice, and product, and offers extensive research, a global pool of resources, and a wide panorama of info that promotes problem solving by way of a spectrum of ideas. Over fifty illustrations are included throughout.

Illustration That Works

Professional Techniques for Artistic and Commercial Success

Author: Greg Houston

Publisher: The Monacelli Press, LLC

ISBN: 1580934471

Category: ART

Page: 208

View: 5935


"An illustrator is an artist who uses images to communicate an idea or concept to a larger audience. Unlike a fine artist, an illustrator creates images, usually for a client, that serve a specific purpose. Where a fine artist may create work that is intended to be vague or completely open to interpretation, an illustrator has to be concerned with conveying a specific message. Successful illustrators need much more than just art talent-they need to be able to adapt their work to the specific requirements of the client; work on deadline; and, often, be proficient in a number of different styles and different mediums. A thick skin and sense of humor wouldn't hurt, either. Understanding Illustrationwalks readers through everything they need to know to succeed in this exciting career. Includes hands-on exercises and assigments in addition to real-life examples of final, successful, pieces and the outtakes that didn't work for whatever reasons. Student examples, both successful and less successful (and why) are also included."

The Education of an Illustrator

Author: Steven Heller,Marshall Arisman

Publisher: Allworth Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 9781581150759

Category: Art

Page: 265

View: 3167


Part manifesto, part instruction manual, this text discusses the art ofllustration. The editors interview professionals and educators in the fieldo discover how they acquired their knowledge of illustration and how theyave translated it into practice in their careers. The editors also presentodel illustration education curricula - for both undergraduate and graduateevels - created by top illustration educators and practitioners. Offering aiverse range of attitudes and philosophies and visions, the book coversssues such as authorship, new media, and the marriage of illustration andesign.

Inside the Business of Illustration

Author: Steven Heller,Marshall Arisman

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1581159455

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 6603


his guide to the ins and outs of today's dynamic illustration business tells budding illustrators everything that their teacher didn't know or their art director didn't tell them. Using an entertaining, running narrative format to look at key concerns every illustrator must face today, this book covers finding one's unique style and establishing a balance between art and commerce; tackling issues of authorship and promotion; and more. In-depth perspectives are offered by illustrators, art directors, and art buyers from various industries and professional levels on such issues as quality, price negotiation, and illustrator-client relationships.

The Illustrator's Guide to Law and Business Practice

Author: Simon Stern

Publisher: Association of Illustrators

ISBN: 9780955807602

Category: Artists' contracts

Page: 141

View: 1459


Updated, expanded and redesigned with contemporary illustrations, this comprehensive guide covers all aspects of the law likely to affect illustrators. It contains recommended terms and conditions, advice on calculating fees, how to write a licence agreement and how to be protected against exploitative practices.

Manga For Dummies

Author: Kensuke Okabayashi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118051054

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 432

View: 9699


If you love Manga, you’ll eat Manga For Dummies, right up. This step-by-step guide shows you how to create all of your favorite Manga characters from rough sketch through final full-color renderings. You’ll build your skills as you draw animals, mythical creatures, superheroes, teenagers, and villains—along with their weapons, cars, and homes. Soon you’ll be inventing your own characters and placing them in stylish poses and stirring action scenes. Before you know it you’ll be knocking out storyboards and plotlines for you own Manga book. Find out how to: Gear up for drawing with all the right tools and materials Develop the basic skills of Manga figure drawing Customize and accessorize your Manga characters Design spectacular weapons, gadgets, mechas, and vehicles Create 3-D drawings and give characters motion and emotion Write an exciting Manga Story Complete with a stunning, full-color 8 page insert, Manga for Dummies is your real-life guide to the ultimate fantasy world.

The Business of Illustration

Author: Steven Heller,Teresa Fernandes

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 9780823005451

Category: Design

Page: 144

View: 1856


They probably didn't tell you in art school, but it takes a great deal more than talent to succeed in a career in illustration. Illustration is a business, and like any other business, professionals must learn to skillfully navigate their way through the marketplace in order to survive and thrive. The Business of Illustration provides information not available elsewhere, guiding the wannabe or even more experienced illustrator through the process of setting up a business, creating effective methods of self-promotion, finding a rep - or perhaps even choosing to operate without one. Best of all, no three-piece suits are required. Full of tricks of the trade too often learned only after getting burned, The Business of Illustration presents a broad picture of what it takes to protect your intellectual property while also making your talent and passion into a viable business. Interviews with successful illustrators, such as Brad Holland, Anita Kunz and Henrik Drescher, and well-established artist representatives, like Vicki Morgan and Richard Solomon, put the reader on the "inside track". Examples of work from the many different genres of illustration show diverse, yet equally successful approaches to editorial work, corporate advertising, book publishing, cds and records, medical, packaging, comics and still more. Appropriate fees for work in various areas of the business are also listed at the end of the book.

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (with bonus content)

A Novel

Author: Michael Chabon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0812993675

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 8576


WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The beloved, award-winning The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, a Michael Chabon masterwork, is the American epic of two boy geniuses named Joe Kavalier and Sammy Clay. Now with special bonus material by Michael Chabon. A “towering, swash-buckling thrill of a book” (Newsweek), hailed as Chabon’s “magnum opus” (The New York Review of Books), The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is a triumph of originality, imagination, and storytelling, an exuberant, irresistible novel that begins in New York City in 1939. A young escape artist and budding magician named Joe Kavalier arrives on the doorstep of his cousin, Sammy Clay. While the long shadow of Hitler falls across Europe, America is happily in thrall to the Golden Age of comic books, and in a distant corner of Brooklyn, Sammy is looking for a way to cash in on the craze. He finds the ideal partner in the aloof, artistically gifted Joe, and together they embark on an adventure that takes them deep into the heart of Manhattan, and the heart of old-fashioned American ambition. From the shared fears, dreams, and desires of two teenage boys, they spin comic book tales of the heroic, fascist-fighting Escapist and the beautiful, mysterious Luna Moth, otherworldly mistress of the night. Climbing from the streets of Brooklyn to the top of the Empire State Building, Joe and Sammy carve out lives, and careers, as vivid as cyan and magenta ink. Spanning continents and eras, this superb book by one of America’s finest writers remains one of the defining novels of our modern American age. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, and Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner of the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award and the New York Society Library Book Award Named one of the 10 Best Books of the Decade by Entertainment Weekly

The Egypt Game

Author: Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 143913202X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 2653


The first time Melanie Ross meets April Hall, she’s not sure they have anything in common. But she soon discovers that they both love anything to do with ancient Egypt. When they stumble upon a deserted storage yard, Melanie and April decide it’s the perfect spot for the Egypt Game. Before long there are six Egyptians, and they all meet to wear costumes, hold ceremonies, and work on their secret code. Everyone thinks it’s just a game until strange things start happening. Has the Egypt Game gone too far?

The Creature Garden

An Illustrator's Guide to Beautiful Beasts & Fictional Fauna

Author: Zanna Goldhawk,Harry Goldhawk

Publisher: Rock Point

ISBN: 0760364206

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 9822


The Creature Garden takes you on a step-by-step expedition through the natural world, teaching you how to draw and paint 50 animals in a whimsical folk-art style. Your guides on this journey are the husband-and-wife illustrator team Harry and Zanna Goldhawk, the founders of Papio Press, who will teach you how to make vibrant paintings of beasts—both real and imagined. Learn to create: MAMMALS, including big cats, wolves, sloths, and red pandas MARINE LIFE, including whales, sea dragons, narwhals, and giant Pacific octopi BIRDS, including peacocks, cranes, owls, and flamingos INSECTS, including butterflies, moths, bumblebees, and damselflies MYTHICAL CREATURES, including mermaids, unicorns, and dragons AND MORE! Each project takes you through every step of the artistic process, from creating an outline to adding a realistic animal pattern, along with suggestions for materials and helpful techniques. Full of lush warmth and fairy-tale wonder, The Creature Garden is a wonderful addition to the repertoire of both seasoned artists and novices alike.

How to Get Illustration Clients

A Concise Blueprint for Quickly Winning Paid Work for Your Illustrations

Author: Alex Mathers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781514238042


Page: 126

View: 1502


The proven, step-by-step guide for attracting dream clients consistently.Even if you hate sleazy marketing and don't know where to start. "Since using Alex's guide, I have been making connections that have lead to new projects and a renewed energy to be in business for myself." ~ Molly Zakrajsek, Illustrator Having worked for myself as an illustrator for over nine years now, I've experienced the highs of being hired, but I'm all too familiar with long, frustrating periods of not getting any client work whatsoever. Early on in my illustration career, I was always uncomfortable with the idea of selling myself. I just wanted to create beautiful things and make good money from it. When no work was coming in, I'd lose confidence and I'd suffer financially. Many of the illustrators that I've worked with one-to-one have echoed similar frustrations. I've spent over the last five years coming up with a way to most effectively win new client work and actually succeed as an illustrator. I've failed miserably, but I've also seen big successes, working with companies like Google, Mars, Kraft, the BBC, and Wired Magazine, and I now make a great living as an illustrator. 'How to Get Illustration Clients' is a concise, step-by-step guide showing you exactly what I've learned in order to win ideal clients consistently. "Alex has mastered the methods for effective self promotion in the creative world." ~ Scott Belsky, Founder Behance, 99u Here is a preview of what you'll learn:* How to identify your target, dream client. * How to stand out to those dream clients. * How to build a valuable, buzzing network of people that will create ongoing work opportunities into the long term. * Where to find those clients and how to attract them to you. * How to generate new projects quickly, if you are struggling. * How to further bring attention to your brand in a way that cuts through the noise and gets you noticed. * How to maintain consistent work over the long run. This book is for illustrators and graphic artists, though any independent creative professional and freelancer will benefit immensely from this. What others are saying:"Alex has provided some of the most valuable and constructive help and advice I've received in my career to date. The biggest and most practical benefit for myself was to figuring out how to build a simple client management system, based on Alex's methods and then how to put that system into practice." ~ Sam Octigan, Illustrator, Fine Artist "Once you start to really implement Alex's strategies you WILL see results. I now feel that I have the confidence to really move my business forward and that is all down to Alex's insights and deep knowledge of the modern and fast moving industry that we find ourselves working in." ~ Tom Redfern, Illustrator Take action today and download the book, including spreadsheet templates and extra resources, and start working with the clients you want. Tags: Illustrator, Illustrators, Freelancing, Creatives, Small Business, Marketing, Clients, Customers, Selling, Sales, Cold Calling, Contacts, Networking, Networks, Illustration Clients, Graphic Design Clients, Designers, Design Clients, Sell Art, Freelance Clients, Self Employed, Run Small Business

Breaking Into Freelance Illustration

A Guide for Artists, Designers and Illustrators

Author: Holly DeWolf

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440319383

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 9831


Build Your Own Thriving Illustration Business The boundaries between art, design and illustration are blurring, and with all the new opportunities for visual creatives, now is the perfect time to unleash your talent on the world! Breaking Into Freelance Illustration provides a step-by-step roadmap for promoting yourself and running your creative business. You'll find up-to-date advice about best business practices, ideas for new promotional tools, answers to common questions and words of wisdom and inspiration from top illustrators. This book shows you how to: Set up a home office and balance your professional and personal life Create a professional portfolio and promote your work online Search out and negotiate with potential clients Create your own brand and work with an agent Develop a fair and accurate system for pricing your work Network within the creative community Full of industry insight, this book is a down-to-earth guide that fills in the creative business blanks. If you've ever wanted to moonlight as an illustrator, start a full-time business, or simply see your work published, this book will give you the information you need to make it happen.

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: N.A


Category: Christmas stories

Page: 82

View: 7987


Everyone is familiar with this classic Christmas story. Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly, unpleasant man who despises Christmas and overworks his clerk Bob Cratchit. As he prepares for another Christmas Eve without celebration, Scrooge is greeted by his dead business partner, Jacob Marley who warns him that his greed will not go unpunished. At first, Scrooge doesn't heed Marley's warning, but soon he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Christmas Yet to Come. He is made to face his cruel nature, and to consider whether he should change his ways. This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.

Grief Is a Mess

Author: Jackie Schuld

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781518752872


Page: 36

View: 9135


After losing a loved one, grief can leave your life in a mess. Grief is a Mess is an illustrated book for grieving adults who need a healthy dose of understanding, comfort, and laughter. Through humorous animal illustrations, the book explores how grief is different for everyone and can change without warning. Having lost her mother to cancer, author/illustrator Jackie Schuld uses her illustrations to remind us there can be positive experiences and laughter as we find our way through the mess of grief.