How to be an Illustrator

Author: Darrel Rees

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780673288

Category: Design

Page: 168

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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.
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How to Grow as an Illustrator

Author: Michael Fleishman

Publisher: Allworth

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 288

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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.
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Starting Your Career as an Illustrator

Author: Michael Fleishman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621535150

Category: Design

Page: 520

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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. 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.
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An Illustrator's Sketchbook

Master Drawings from the Model

Author: Arthur Keller,William Steven Kloepfer, Jr.

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486485161

Category: Art

Page: 96

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In 1920, a well-known illustrator compiled hundreds of his preliminary studies of costumed models, photographed them, and produced two portfolios. The result is a revealing look into an expert's technique and, according to The New York Times, offer an "opportunity to know a competent illustrator in his moments of preparation."
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How to find and work with an illustrator to get the results you want

Author: Martin Colyer

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9780891343516

Category: Architecture

Page: 144

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If you want to use illustration in your design project, this book is essential. Whether for a magazine spread, ad, or company brochure, illustration provides a style, atmosphere, and focus that cannot be achieved by other media. This book will help you make the most of the special qualities of illustration with every project you commission. You'll learn how to: select an illustration style that makes the most of your design; commission artist to produce the illustration you want; avoid expensive and time-consuming mistakes; and guarantee the specifications you give your illustrator are accurate to the production requirements of the job.
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Becoming a Successful Illustrator

Author: Derek Brazell,Jo Davies

Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts

ISBN: 9781474284240

Category: Design

Page: 208

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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
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Scripture Itself the Illustrator

A Manual of Illustrations Gathered from Scriptural Figures, Phrases, Types, Derivations, Chronology, Texts, &c., Adapted for the Use of Preachers and Teachers

Author: George Seaton Bowes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

Page: 381

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The Illustrator and the Book in England from 1790 to 1914

Author: Gordon Norton Ray

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486269559

Category: Art

Page: 336

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Combines essays, bibliographical descriptions, and 295 illustrations to chronicle a golden era in the art of the illustrated book. Artists range from Blake, Turner, Rowlandson, and Morris to Caldecott, Greenaway, Beardsley, and Rackham.
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Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release)

Author: Brian Wood

Publisher: Adobe Press

ISBN: 0133905756

Category: Computers

Page: 480

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The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe® Illustrator® (2014 release) Classroom in a Book, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does—an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts. Adobe Illustrator Classroom in a Book contains lessons that cover the basics, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you. In addition to teaching the key elements of the Illustrator interface, this completely revised edition covers the new Live rectangle and rounded rectangle functionality, preview a path as you draw with the Pen tool, new workflow for dealing with missing Typekit fonts, anchor point enhancements like repositioning the closing anchor point as you draw, and much more. Purchasing this book gives you access to the downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book, and to electronic book updates covering new features that Adobe releases for Creative Cloud customers. For access, goto www.peachpit.com/redeem and redeem the unique code provided inside this book. “The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.” Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor Rocky Mountain Training
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